4CE-MED partners are pleased to present this video as a summary of that amazing initiative that is taking palce in the Mediterranean Area.
The 4CE-MED consortium was conceived in order to follow a multi-actor approach. The consortium includes 11 partners from 7 different PRIMA countries (Geographic Area PRIMA): 4 EU (MED-EU) and 3 non-EU (MED), including research organisations, universities, SMEs, farmers’ cooperatives. The consortium is well-balanced with 7 partners belonging from the R&D and 4 others representing the productive world, with the aim of maximizing the impact of 4CE- MED’s results. The consortium combines the experiences of CCE, CRES and UNIBO on camelina; ICARDA, INRAA, INRAT, on cropping systems tailored for semi-arid environments of northern Africa; ARVALIS, CRES, UNIBO and Spanish Co-ops on cropping systems tailored for environments of southern Europe. UNIBO has extensive experiences on the integrated environmental assessment of agricultural productions, CREA is a lead international partner for fine tuning locally available mechanization systems to the 4CE-MED solutions, and it will greatly benefit from the collaboration with the southern Mediterranean partners ICARDA, INRAA and INRAT. The whole environmental, social and economic impacts of the proposed 4CE-MED solutions will be assessed capitalizing on the expertise of UNIBO. Finally, INI has internationally recognized organizations standing for their ability to effectively disseminate, communicate and exploit project results. Despite a limited budget, a decision was taken to have a large consortium (11 partners) for guaranteeing the quality of results, while reducing the risks of biased information. it should be recognized, for example, that field trails will be spread over 4 MED-EU and 3 MED countries, thus covering abroad range of farming agro-ecosystems. To maximize the efficiency of dissemination and capacity building at local level ARVALIS, BIOS, and Spanish Co-ops, which is strongly related with COPA-Cogeca and EIP-Agri, will develop a collaborative network of stakeholders. Most of the partners are pioneers in their specific field of research/activity and have coordinated or participated on key research projects, funded at EU and non-EU level.