Section 2 Call 2019 - Multi-topic

Basic Information

In a context of increased population and water demand, expectations of increased aridity and salinity due to climate change, and raising environmental standards, Mediterranean water balances and thus, water used for irrigation and the irrigation performance must be close to optimum. However, a wide gap extends between actual water balances and optimum irrigation performance in terms of surface water ecological flow or groundwater levels to be abstracted for irrigation, irrigation efficiency, irrigation economic efficiency, social inequalities water and soil pollution and energy for pumping. This gap concerns both individual farmers and their water users associations. Irrigation is by far the largest water consumer in the Mediterranean basin. Therefore, bridging the water balances optimal management and irrigation performance gap in all its dimensions will lead to progress in sustainable water use and water levels protection in Mediterranean aquifers and rivers.

Network PRIMA
Aim of the joint call "Topic 2.1.1 RIA Bridging the gap between potential and actual irrigation performance in the Mediterranean; Topic 2.1.2 RIA Management of low-quality waters under water scarcity and climate change conditions; Topic 2.2.1 RIA Small scale farming systems innovation; Topic 2.2.2 RIA Use and management of biodiversity as a major lever of sustainability in farming systems; Topic 2.3.1 RIA Extending shelf-life of perishable Mediterranean food products by sustainable technologies and logistics and by optimized pest and microbial control Topic 2.3.2 RIA Enhancing horizontal and vertical integration of Mediterranean agro-food value-chains to foster innovation and sustainability.
Type of joint call Two Stages - Call with pre-proposals and full proposals submissions
Launch date 17/12/2018
Deadline Pre-Proposal 28/02/2019 Submitted proposal: 178
Deadline Full-Proposal 16/07/2019 Submitted proposal: 75
Evaluation End Date 01/12/2019 Successful proposal: n/a Proposals funded: 29
Is call co-funded? No
Call follow up funding n/a
Call reasons n/a
Research fields
  • Environment
  • Food, agriculture and fisheries
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Socio-economics sciences and humanities
Type of research n/a
Target groups
  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)
  • Private and Semi-private Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs)
  • SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)
  • Large Corporations
Participating networks n/a

Organisations Participating

Country Organisation
Algeria General Directorate for Scientific Research and Technological Development (DGRSDT)
Croatia Ministry of Science, Education and Sports (MSES-MZOS)
Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation (RPF/IPE)
Egypt Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT)
Egypt Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF)
France National Research Agency (ANR)
Germany German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Greece General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT)
Israel Israel Innovation Authority (MATIMOP)
Italy Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR)
Jordan Higher Council For Science And Technology (HCST)
Lebanon National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS-L)
Luxembourg National Fund for Research (FNR)
Malta Malta Council for Science & Technology (MCST)
Morocco Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Training of Managers (MESRSFC)
Portugal Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)
Slovenia Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport (MESCS/MIZS)
Spain Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI)
Spain Spanish State Research Agency (AEI)
Turkey The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)