Med-Gold Project Will Present New Climate Service Tool for Farmers This Month

An online conference is scheduled for March 29 and 30. Attendees will get the chance to see how early adopters are using the new climate services.
Mar. 16, 2022
Paolo DeAndreis

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Researchers from the European Union-funded Med-Gold project will present the results of a four-year study at an online con­fer­ence at the end of March.

The Med-Gold project has spent the last four years gath­er­ing data for new cli­mate ser­vices that would help farm­ers mit­i­gate the effects of cli­mate change on three key­stone Mediterranean crops.

The event will present the co-pro­duc­tion approach taken in the project to cre­ate a use­ful and usable cli­mate ser­vice tool for the agri­food sec­tor,” the two-day free event reg­is­tra­tion page reads.

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During the con­fer­ence on March 29 and March 30, the project coor­di­na­tors will present end-user suc­cess sto­ries from early adopters of the pilot ser­vices from the three sec­tors: olives, wine and wheat.

We will also dis­cuss the legacy of the Med-Gold project by explor­ing the soci­etal value and replic­a­bil­ity to other crops (such as cof­fee) and other regions beyond the ones tar­geted in the project,” the researchers said.

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During the event, inter­ac­tive approaches will allow atten­dees to under­stand bet­ter the value of cli­mate ser­vices for deci­sion mak­ing and how to deal with the uncer­tainty asso­ci­ated with such ser­vices,” the orga­niz­ers said.

The atten­dees will visit vir­tual stands and view posters, videos, user guides and other mate­r­ial devel­oped in Med-Gold and engage in dis­cus­sions with the pre­sen­ters and other project par­tic­i­pants.

Ultimately, this event will enable atten­dees from dif­fer­ent com­mu­ni­ties in the value chain, includ­ing pro­duc­ers, trade, con­sumers and pol­i­cy­mak­ers, to share and exchange ideas regard­ing the poten­tial to apply and use Med-Gold pilot ser­vices in their own cross-sec­toral deci­sion-mak­ing con­texts,” orga­niz­ers wrote.

This cross-fer­til­iza­tion among the dif­fer­ent sec­tors will be con­ducive to ideas that dis­rupt the sta­tus quo for food sys­tems that are sus­tain­able across the triple bot­tom line (i.e., envi­ron­men­tal, eco­nomic and social),” they added.

By reg­is­ter­ing on Swapcard, par­tic­i­pants can already access mate­ri­als that will be con­stantly updated as the event approaches.


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