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 (IIA)
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)

Funded Projects

Acronym Title Start End No. partners
AdaMedOr Adapting Mediterranean Orchards – science-based design of ... 8
BIOFRESHCLOUD Enhancing Mediterranean Fresh Produce Shelf-life using Susta... 7
BiOrangePack Smart and innovative packaging, post-harvest rot management ... 14
BioProMedFood Bio-protective cultures and bioactive extracts as sustainabl... 10
Biodiversify Boost ecosystem services through highly Biodiversity-based M... 9
BrasExplor Wide exploration of genetic diversity in Brassica species fo... 12
CAMEL-SHIELD Camel breeding systems: actors in the sustainable economic d... 6
CerealMed Enhancing diversity in Mediterranean cereal farming systems 11
DiVicia Use and management of Vicia species for sustainability and r... 13
EADANMBRT Evaluation and development of anaerobic membrane bioreactor ... 4
EXPLOWHEAT Exploring durum wheat genotypes to minimize drought stress i... 5
FEDKITO FrEsh FooD sustainable paKaging in the cIrcular ecOnomy 9
FIGGEN Valorising the diversity of the fig tree, an ancient fruit c... 5
FRUALGAE Sustainable technologies and methodologies to improve qualit... 8
Fish-PhotoCAT Photocatalytic water remediation for sustainable fish farming 4
GreenPalm Development of sustainable date palm-based agro systems by p... 5
HaloFarMs Development and optimization of halophyte-based farming syst... 8
HubIS Open innovation Hub for Irrigation Systems in Mediterranean ... 12
IDEWA Irrigation and Drainage monitoring by remote sensing for Eco... 5
LEGU-MED Legumes in biodiversity-based farming systems in Mediterrane... 11
MEDISMART Mediterranean Citrus: innovative soft processing solutions f... 6
Nano4Fresh Nanomaterials for an environmentally friendly and sustainabl... 5
PulpIng Development of Pumpkin Pulp Formulation using a Sustainable ... 9
RESIDUE Risk reduction of chemical residues in soils and crops – i... 5
SMARTIES Real time smart irrigation management at multiple stakeholde... 13
SUPERTROUT Improving SUstainability and PERformance of aquaculture farm... 6
SmaCuMed Smart irrigation cube for sustainable agriculture in the Med... 6
StopMedWaste Innovative Sustainable technologies TO extend the shelf-life... 11
VALUEFARM VALorization of Mediterranean small-scale FARMs by cropping ... 11
WildFood Eating the wild: Improving the value chain of Mediterranean ... 10