Helping Mediterranean farmers to adapt to climate change

Extreme weather events like droughts and storms are having a devastating impact on European agriculture. For many farmers, the damage and losses can threaten their very existence. LIFE ADAPT2CLIMA showed how vulnerable agriculture in Crete, Sicily, and Cyprus is to climate change and suggested ways to adapt. The team came up with a set of climate, water and crop simulations to assess the sector’s future climate change challenges. These were integrated into the ADAPT2CLIMA tool that helps the islanders make the right climate adaptation decisions. The work culminated in tailor-made agricultural adaptation strategies for the three islands. 

National Observatory of Athens
Greece (pilots in Greece, Italy and Cyprus)