Agricultural land in Europe (EU27) accounts for 40% of total land area of which 61% is under arable crops. Agriculture accounts for 44% of the water use in Europe and 80% in countries like Tunisia. Adoption of water and soil conserving practices in Europe and North Africa will contribute to retention of water and nutrient at source and enhance the use efficiency producing more with the same input. Adoption of water and nutrient efficient production systems will also reduce the outflow of contaminated water.
WaterFARMING goal is to enhance the water and nutrient retention capacity and improve use efficiency in diverse arable production systems across Europe and North Africa, to reduce soil and water pollution for sustainable management of water resources.
The objectives of WaterFARMING are to:
The expected outputs are:
*At the time of the proposal. Please consider this data as an accurate estimate; it may vary during the project’s lifespan.
Total costs include in kind contribution by grant holders and can therefore be higher than the total requested funding.