In the LIFE AMDRYC4 project, a replicability strategy is integrated within the framework of Action C6 that aims to value the lessons learned with the project in other contexts.
In this way, through the figure of the Voluntary Agreement, the adaptation techniques and measures adopted in the experimental farms of the project are intended to be transferred to a number of rainfed agricultural farms in the Region of Murcia.
As a measure to achieve this battery of Voluntary Agreements for the effective transfer of knowledge and to achieve a positive synergy in regional rainfed agriculture, the General Directorate for the Natural Environment, a partner in the project, is organizing Sector Roundtables that constitute a space for collective construction between government entities, the productive sector and the university research sector in search of relevance in training and increases in productivity and competitiveness.
At the same time, these discussion tables on the almond, olive, cereal and vineyard sectors will collect basic needs of rainfed agriculture that will be reflected in the climate change adaptation strategy.
The Sector Roundtables serve to reach a larger audience and share key aspects for rainfed agriculture focused on each of the main crops in the area – Almond, Cereal, Vine and Olive. They are the means to achieve a consensus on the identification of the main impacts of climate change in each sector, as well as the main adaptation measures that are most convenient to apply to the reality of the countryside, considering aspects such as the financing of the CAP and the green approach to it.
On September 26, in the meeting room of the Ministry of Water, Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Environment and Emergencies of Murcia, a meeting was held on the Sectorial Tables, focused on obtaining results (sectoral documents) for each crop, which They will be incorporated into the Adaptation Strategy that will be finalized in the final part of the year 2022.
The Sectorial Table was made up of members of the public sector Carmen Garcia Frago, General Director of Agricultural Funds of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, as well as Maria José Martinez Sanchez Professor of Edaphology and Agricultural Chemistry at the University of Murcia and coordinator of the LIFE project AMDRYC4. The Natural Environment Engineering entity, also a project partner, was represented from the private sector, with its manager Esteban Jordán Gonzalez and the Coordinator of Farmers and Ranchers Organizations (COAG) representing the agricultural sector.