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One of the main objectives of the LIFE MIDMACC project is the implementation and testing of different landscape management measures to meet climate change related challenges and to improve socioeconomic development in mid-mountain areas of Spain. One of these adaptations measures is based in the use of different agronomic practices such as green soil coverage, slope management (terraces) or training systems, while maintaining a high level of competitiveness and quality. In Catalonia, this pilot experience is carried out in three vineyards belonging to Celler Espelt (Roses, Alt Empordà), Celler cooperatiu d’Espolla (Espolla, Alt Empordà) and Llivins (Llívia, Cerdanya).
One of the main objectives of the LIFE MIDMACC project is the implementation and testing of different landscape management measures to meet climate change related challenges and to improve socioeconomic development in mid-mountain areas of Spain. One of these adaptation measures is based on the conversion of a scrubland area to a vineyard in mid-mountain areas (as an adaptation for vineyards to temperature increases in Mediterranean areas). In addition, different agronomical practices carried out in long-established vineyards will be also evaluated. In La Rioja, this pilot experience is carried out in two vineyards belonging to San Prudencio (Clavijo) and Dinastia Vivanco (Tudelilla) wineries.
One of the main objectives of the LIFE MIDMACC project is the implementation and testing of different landscape management measures to meet climate change related challenges and to improve socioeconomic development in mid-mountain areas of Spain. One of these adaptation measures is the application of scrubland clearing to promote extensive livestock, for fire risk prevention and other environmental issues (soil quality, landscape structure, water resources). In La Rioja, this pilot experience is carried out in two locations: San Román de Cameros (calcareous soils) and Ajamil (siliceous soils); both sites are located in the Leza Valley (La Rioja, Spain).
One of the main objectives of the LIFE MIDMACC project is the implementation and testing of different landscape management measures to meet climate change related challenges and to improve socioeconomic development in mid-mountain areas of Spain. One of these adaptation measures is the application of shrub clearing to promote extensive livestock, for fire risk prevention and other environmental issues (soil quality, landscape structure, water resources). In Aragón, this pilot experience is located in “La Garcipollera” Research Station (Government of Aragón) (Central Pyrenees, Huesca, Spain).
One of the main objectives of the LIFE MIDMACC project is the implementation and testing of different landscape management measures to meet climate change related challenges and to improve socioeconomic development in mid-mountain areas of Spain. One of these adaptation measures is the application of forest management for fire risk prevention and promotion of extensive livestock in Mediterranean mid-mountain areas. In Aragón, this pilot experience is being carried out in “La Garcipollera” Research Station (Government of Aragón) (Central Pyrenees, Huesca, Spain).
One of the main objectives of the LIFE MIDMACC project is the implementation and testing of different landscape management measures to meet climate change related challenges and to improve socioeconomic development in mid-mountain areas of Spain. One of these adaptation measures is the application of forest management for fire risk prevention and its maintenance with extensive livestock farming, which are carried out in two study regions, in Aragon and Catalonia.
On 19th February of 2020, the first meeting of the Supra-regional working group was held in Zaragoza with 11 representatives from all three territories participating in the project: Catalonia, Aragon and La Rioja. The results of the territorial committees were presented and the participants proposed solutions to some of the project barriers identified by the committees.
On 30th and 31th of January of 2020 the NEEMO monitor who is monitoring LIFE MIDMACC project made the first annual visit. The meeting was hold i Zaragoza (CSIC headquarters). The project beneficiaries solve doubts, explain the progress and milestones achieved in these first six months and made a field visit to the experimental farm in La Garcipollera (Aragon), where the IPE-CSIC is implementing different pilots.
On 13th of December of 2019, at the IPE-CSIC headquarters (Jaca), the 1st meeting of the Regional Committee of Stakeholders in Aragon was hold. There were 25 participants from 17 different institutions and entities. In addition to know in deep the project, participants contributed suggesting improvements to the proposal and identifying barriers for project application in the territory. Small work groups were focused on the two actions which will be implemented in Aragon: (1) pasture recovery through scrub clearing and (2) forest management with extensive livestock.