Water, Energy, Climate Change and Agricultural Production
Climate change is part of our lives. It isn’t questionable, it is mitigated. The "Adapt2change" project started in 2010, when the concept of climate change was just a new term in our vocabulary and not a life style and way of thinking. Most importantly, there was no connection to the design of agricultural production to climate change and its effects.
Approximately 7 years later, "Adapt2change" is no longer alone. A significant number of projects, approaches, proposals and policies have followed, justifying a long and difficult struggle, which was intended to show that the new greenhouse technologies can contribute to the reduction of water and energy needs, in the agricultural sector, in a sustainable way, when technical, economic and cultural conditions allow it.
"Adapt2change" was embraced by politicians, academics, local and regional authorities, professionals and engineers. However, what was more important is that it was accepted by farmers, its main target group.
Its legacy is not only common knowledge. The prototype greenhouses will be forever in Larissa and in Zygi, every day open to everyone. They were, are and will be sources of knowledge, experimental hubs and education centers. Six years now and in the future they will be open to visit, to study, to understand and to develop both by scientists and farmers.
The "Adapt2change" team
Adapt2Change is a LIFE+ project (LIFE09 ENV/GR/000296) aimed at demonstrating adaptation of agricultural production to climate change and limited water supply. The adapt2change project has officially started on the 1st of September 2010 and is planned to last 72 months. Feel free to browse the site for additional details.
With the contribution of the LIFE financial instrument of the European Union.
Project Duration: 01/09/2010 - 31/08/2016
Project Budget LIFE + adapt2change: 2.577.750 € (EUR)
EU co-financing: EUR 1.288.274 € (50% of eligible costs)
The Adapt2change website has been produced with the financial contribution of the LIFE+ Programme. The content of the website is the responsibility of the Adapt2change project partnership and under no circumstances can be regarded as reflecting the position of the LIFE+ Programme Authorities.
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