Maha Al-Salehi

Maha Al-Salehi

VISCA Questionnaire: Identifying Stakeholders Needs for Climate Change Adaptation in the Agro-food Industry

During the 1st Stakeholders Workshop of VISCA projecta questionnaire was created in order to establish an overview of the current adaptation strategies adopted by the different agricultural sectors against climatic changes as well as to gather the users’ requirements and expectations from VISCA tool.  The questionnaire was answered by 11 different organisations representing agricultural and climate services communities from the private organisations as well as research centres and professional public institutions. The geographical area of influence of the participating organisations was mostly in Europe, but it also included other regions such as South America, North America, Africa, the Mediterranean basin and Vietnam which gave a global view to VISCA questionnaire.


Figure 1 Respondents profiles - VISCA Questionnaire


VISCA Technical Meeting 2018

On 5th - 6th April 2018, a technical meeting of VISCA project took place at BSC premises in Barcelona. The main objectives of the meeting were to review the status of the different Work Packages, to make training sessions for the partners on how to upload and retrieve data onto the platform, and to define the risks encountered in order to settle up mitigation/contingency actions for the demonstration seasons in the 3 demo sites in Italy, Portugal and Spain.


VISCA project is leading “Common Dissemination Booster” services for Agro-food projects

Conjointly with other 3 projects (WEAM4i, OpIRIS and LIFE IRRIMAN), VISCA project has been selected for the Common Dissemination Booster services.

Common Dissemination Booster

The Common Dissemination Booster (CDB) is a brandnew service from the European Commission available to all, ongoing or closed, European, National, Regional funded Research & Innovation (R&I) projects (H2020, FP7 or other). Applying was possible until 31/11/2017.

The booster encourages projects to come together to identify a common portfolio of results and shows them how best to disseminate to end-users, with an eye on exploitation opportunities.

Ago-food CDB

The participating projects have a common goal which is to provide innovative solutions (i.g. Decision support system and/or climate services) to improve the efficiency of the agro-food sector in Europe while limiting its impact on natural resources (water) and the use of energy.

The main end-users of this group of projects are: farmers, Irrigators associations association from different sectors including: wine-grapes, olives, rice, cereal, fruit trees, vegetables, etc.

In this booster, there are one active project (VISCA) and three finished projects (WEAM4i, OpIRIS and LIFE IRRIMAN) with promising results which are going to be boosted through this service.


AgriResearch Conference - Innovating for the future of farming and rural communities

Event Details:

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  • Location: Le Charlemagne, Brussels, Belgium
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The EU AgriResearch Conference is dedicated to scientists, farmers, rural communities, industry, advisors, policy-makers, citizens and NGO representatives who wish to learn about EU agriculture and rural R&I activities and achievements and to have their say on how to shape the future of agriculture R&I after 2020. The conference will also be a great occasion to network with around 500 peers.

The conference objectives are:

- to take stock of the implementation of the strategic approach to EU agricultural R&I and present its first achievements on knowledge produced, linkages established between EU policies or new avenues opened in terms of implementation approaches;

- to kick-start a participatory process to discuss how to further structure agricultural and rural R&I activities under future EU policies, in particular the future EU framework programme for research and innovation and the future CAP by identifying key issues deserving particular attention under the different strategy priorities and exploring how to maximise impact and synergies between the various EU policies and instruments.

VISCA project will be presented during this event by SEMIDE! For more information, check the official website.

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730253.