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Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA) 2020

AWESOME : Managing water, ecosystems and food across sectors and scales in the south Mediterranean

Egypte

Long-term Europe-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership for Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture

Titre : AWESOME : Managing water, ecosystems and food across sectors and scales in the south Mediterranean

Pays/Région : Egypte

Date : Start date 2020-05-01 // End date 2024-11-30

Identifiant : 282-AWESOME
Type de projet : Development and innovation oriented (research) project

Objectif
The main objective of AWESOME is developing a decision-analytic platform based on a multi-level, integrated WEF model to address the Nexus and explore the interdependencies and feedbacks across a hierarchy of spatial scales, from the macroeconomic development, to regional planning down to the single farm. The platform will allow simulating the impacts of alternative WEF planning portfolios composed of regional policies, river-basin strategic planning solutions, and technological options demonstrated at the local scale, across the different and often competing components of the WEF Nexus. At the local scale AWESOME will develop a demo-site of smart agricultural solutions including solar powered hydroponics, aquaculture, and aquaponics which will provide indications on suitability and sustainability of these new technology to back up existing systems in drying future.

Présentation
AWESOME will make substantial progress in systems approaches to support the transition towards a more sustainable and resilient agriculture in southern Mediterranean countries under diverging water availability and demand due to the projected impacts of changing climate and society. The integration of models running at different spatial scales allows a better characterization of different technological solutions to produce water and food, namely soilless agriculture and aquaculture, demonstrated at the micro-scale to inform the systems model supporting strategic planning at the river basin scale, and a more realistic representation of macro-scale processes and regional policies influencing river basin dynamics in terms of land use, water and energy demands, and ecosystem services.

Coordinateur : Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI)
Partenaires : Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) Yesreel Valley College University of Haifa Zon Gardens Aachen University (RWTH) Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)

Financement principal : Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) (H2020)
Budget : 1 795 726 EUR

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