Green Mediterranean

PRIMA MAGAZINE

Green Mediterranean

PRIMA MAGAZINE

How can we adapt to and mitigate the effects of droughts? PRIMA works on different lines of action to meet this challenge. Drought is not a new phenomenon, but the climate crisis has accelerated it to threaten both sides of the Mare Nostrum. Because of climate change, rising temperatures and decreasing precipitation, the frequency and severity of the drought have increased.
Projects

Preserving biodiversity, the Mediterranean’s great asset

The world celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity on May 22nd to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues, which remain the answer to several sustainable development challenges. Not only is the health of the planet underpinned by biodiversity, it is also our health and livelihoods that depend on the balance between all organisms in the ecosystems. That’s why several PRIMA funded projects focus on preserving biodiversity.

Projects

Cereals, the key to food security in the Mediterranean

Together with olive oil and wine, bread is one of the signs of the Mediterranean identity. It is a fundamental food for the entire population: the basis of food security. But climate change is threatening its production, so science needs to come to help.

Projects

Drought, the silent enemy of the  Mediterranean

How can we adapt to and mitigate the effects of droughts? PRIMA works on different lines of action to meet this challenge. Drought is not a new phenomenon, but the climate crisis has accelerated it to threaten both sides of the Mare Nostrum. Because of climate change, rising temperatures and decreasing precipitation, the frequency and severity of the drought have increased.

Projects

Orchards of the future

A source of vitamins and part of the rich Mediterranean diet, the fruit of the 21st century needs help to survive global warming. The collaborative work of scientists from both shores is fundamental to meeting the challenge. Three PRIMA projects try to find a solution to meet this challenge.

People

Evolving into a more sustainable Mediterranean agri-food system

It is necessary and urgent that agri-food systems evolve towards more sustainable models from an environmental and social point of view. Greenhouse gases emitted by agricultural production and livestock farming must be drastically reduced, as well as food waste and losses; the soil, natural resources and biodiversity must be respected more decisively; every person must have access to healthy and nutritious food; diets more attentive to individual and collective well-being must spread faster.

Countries

PRIMA, scientific diplomacy for a more resilient Mediterranean

The innovation and scientific diplomacy program funds projects in the fields of sustainable and integrated water management, farming systems and agro-food value chain.

The foundation, which is financed by the EU and by 19 states from both shores of the Mediterranean, focuses on the Mediterranean diet as a key element to preserve health and the environment.

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