Considering the context of climate change, the scarcity of resources, demographic growth, contamination, desertification, degradation of arable lands and loss of biodiversity, there is an urgent need to invest in improving the productivity, efficiency and sustainability of agricultural farming systems.
Mediterranean agriculture is expected to provide products with high added value (economically, nutritionally) and increased product shelf-life in order to cope with progressively more pressing societal needs and environmental constraints, to protect natural resources, and to adapt to climate change.
Adaptation of agriculture to climate change
Developing sustainable and productive agro-ecosystems
Preventing emergence of animal and plant diseases
Developing farming systems able to generate income, to create employment and to contribute to a balanced territorial development