A. PREPARATORY ACTIONS aimed at the description of threats for soils and environmental problems, at identifying demonstrative farms and at characterizing productive arrangements and soils.
The final results of the carried out tests during the project will be collected in â€śGuidelinesâ€ť, in order to support soil protection strategies adapted to different climate and soil scenarios and farm typologies.
B. IMPLEMENTATION ACTIONS intended to implement innovative and improved soil management plans inside demonstrative farms, in order to compare the results with the current situation.
These Actions will be carried out on the base of the best technical knowledge available and acquired experience of the partners on the territory of Po plain and Veneto Region during the course of their activity and former projects.
C. MONITORING ACTIONS aimed at detecting agronomic, technical-management and soil functionality data along with those related to agro-environmental performances of the techniques implemented in the demonstrative farms (irrigation, fertilization, pest management, erosion control).
These actions will be based on the use of indicators and on a data collection method of a recognized scientific validity. The acquired data will be used to evaluate the contribution to the adaptation to climate change of the tested agricultural practices and their environmental and socio-economic impacts.
D. DISSEMINATION AND COMMUNICATION ACTIONS intended to reach – through an adequate initiative mix (website, open farm days, newsletters, seminars and conferences) – a wide number and type of relevant stakeholders (farmers, private and public technicians, citizens, institutions).
E. MANAGEMENT AND MONITORING ACTIONS related to the project progress, through a strong role of the project leader in the control and direct intervention in all the project activities.