Project: The future of Mediterranean Livestock Farming Systems: Opportunity and efficiency of Crops – Livestock Integration.

The Mediterranean livestock farming systems need to adapt with multiple and complex changes in the past and present history of the zone. The project aims to assess technical, economic and socio-ecological viability of crop-livestock systems in the Mediterranean context to help farmers, local communities, researchers and decision makers in thinking future planning for Mediterranean livestock and in designing priorities, rules, policies that could better deal with the socio-environmental issues in link with demographic and land pressure, increasing demand and strong international competition. The main objectives are: 1) identifying efficient crop-livestock systems to better utilize water, soil, crop residues, and rangeland forages (Resource utilization efficiency) and increase the production to meet the rising local demand of safe animal products (socio-economic efficiency); 2) assessing their adaptive capacities, vulnerability and flexibility faced to current stresses/changes; 3) assessing their socio-ecological co-viability and resilience with regard to demographic growth and in a historical perspective; and 4) developing future scenarios and priorities for livestock development in the Mediterranean context in order to increase their capabilities. The project will also strengthen collaboration and interdisciplinary between and within national teams in Mediterranean through sharing research methods and data bases.

Acronym CLIMED
Duration 01/09/2012 - 31/12/2016
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Network ARIMNet
Call ARIMNet Call 2011

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Agricultural Research for Development Coordinator France
French National Institute for Agricultural Research Partner France
Hassan II Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine - Department of Animal Production and Biotechnology Partner Morocco
Institute of Research for Development Partner France
Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation - Agricultural Research Centre Partner Egypt