MedGold

MEDiterranean Grape, OLive and Durum wheat food systems (MED-GOLD)

Turning climate-related information into added value for traditional MEDiterranean Grape, Olive and Durum wheat food systems (MED-GOLD).
Funded project of the H2020-SC5-01-2017 call.

Project Coordinator: ENEA

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About Med-Gold

The MED-GOLD project aims to develop climate services for olive, grape, and durum wheat crop systems that are the basis for producing olive oil, wine and pasta. This set of crops and related food products is of utmost climatic, ecological, economic, and cultural relevance to the Mediterranean region. Because olive oil, wine and pasta are not only hallmarks of the Mediterranean diet but also food commodities with a global market, there is considerable potential for developing climate services with high added-value for olive, grape, and durum wheat. A key challenge is to co-design prototype pilot service applications involving both suppliers and users in the three major traditional Mediterranean crop systems so as to demonstrate the added-value of data/information-driven responses to changes in the climate system. The operational decision-making of users will be reviewed to either identify key decisions or introduce new actions that can benefit from climate-related information at different timescales from months to decades.

project goals

MED-GOLD will demonstrate the proof-of-concept for climate services in the agriculture sector by developing case studies for three hallmarks of the Mediterranean food system: grapes, olives and durum wheat. Agriculture is primarily climate-driven and hence highly vulnerable to climate variability and change. Evidence suggests that the Mediterranean region is under immediate threat of shifting climate patterns and the associated ecological, economic and social effects. Developing a capacity to turn the increasingly big climate-related data into tailored climate services that can inform decision-making in agriculture, is therefore a priority both in Europe and worldwide. The long-term goal of this project is to make European agriculture and food systems more competitive, resilient, and efficient in the face of climate change, by using climate services to minimize climate-driven risks/costs and seize opportunities for added-value.
GA 2019 - Cagliari
Kickoff Meeting
Kickoff Meeting
Meeting Feb 2019, Brussels
Meeting Feb 2019, Brussels
General Assembly - Porto, Oct 2018
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MED-GOLD overall WP Structure

WP1
Setting the scene: appraising the MED-GOLD sectors, assessing existing climate information and development of a common ICT platform.
WP1
WP2
Co-design of climate service for olive/olive oil
WP2
WP3
Co-design of climate service for grape/wine
WP3
WP4
Co-design of climate service for durum wheat/pasta
WP4
WP5
Engaging, validating and exploiting the pilot services with the MED-GOLD community
WP5
WP6
Communication and exploitation of the MED-GOLD value chain
WP6
WP7
Management and coordination of MED-GOLD
WP7

MED-GOLD Objectives

  • co-design, co-develop, test and assess the added value of proof-of-concept climate services for olive, grape and durum wheat
  • refine, validate and upscale the three pilot services with the wider European and global user communities for olive, grape and durum wheat
  • ensure replicability of MED-GOLD climate services in other crops/climate (e.g. coffee) and to establish link to polish making globally
  • implement a comprehensive communication and commercialization plan for MED-GOLD climate services to enhance market uptake
  • build better informed and connected end-user communities for the global olive oil, wine and pasta food systems and related policy making

Parners

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under Grant agreement No. 776467