AGROMETEOROLOGY / An Applied Agrometerological System for the Protection of the Environmental Resources and Farming Optimisation

Acronym: AGROMETEOROLOGY
Project title: An Applied Agrometerological System for the Protection of the Environmental Resources and Farming Optimisation
Priority axis: 2. Promotion and development of the environment and natural and cultural resources
Measure: 2.1 Promotion and protection of the environmental resources of the area
Overall Lead Partner &
Financial Lead Partner:
Technological Educational Institute of Western Macedonia/ Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Plant Production
Financial Lead Partner 2: Regional Agriculture and Consumer Protection Directorate of Gjirokaster
Budget: 460.000,00 € €
Description: The project aims at providing a fully integrated state-of-the-art agro-meteorological network for each region that will the assist the farmers in the environmental aspects of crop production planning. The system will provide immediate and usefull information (local meteorological data, known presticides and their impacts) and will act as a decision support mechanism. As far as researchers are concerned, the project aims to assist them in selecting appropriate plants and animal breeds so as to attain a sustainable food production system in their country. In addition, it aims to act as a knowledge base for future research activities. As far as policy makers are concerned, the agrometeorological information and services would be of use in conserving and managing the natural and environmental resources. Finally, it aims to play a positive role in environmental issues, thus affecting the quality of life of the whole region.
Project details:
Call No: 1st
Protocol No: 1048/ 10-03-11
Signature date of the Overall Contract: 20/08/2012
Signature date of the Grant Contract: 13/07/2012
Signature date of the subsidy contract:
Subsidy Code: A.1-2.1-76