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Objectives profiles

The specific goals of the project are:

  • Achieve better soil management in the vineyard to decrease erosion and run-off, and to increase soil health and biodiversity

Fig. 1 - Erosion in vineyard

  • Develop an innovative Decision tool for achieving better soil management able to guide farmers in:
    i) defining their specific soil and environmentally related problem(s)
    ii) selecting the best management solution(s)
    iii) implementing them in their vineyards
    iv) self-evaluating the results after implementation of the solution(s)
  • Test the Decision tool in vineyards to understand its strengths and weaknesses, assessing the benefits rising from the use of the Decision tool by collecting specific information/data and farmer’s feedbacks, and finally demonstrate to farmers its usability and the advantages rising from its use
  • Determine:
    i) social, economic and environmental constrains of the proposed innovation
    ii) soil ecosystem services in the study area and their improvements ensured by the proposed solutions; and use this information to designing innovative soil conservation policies based on PES (Payment of Ecosystem Services)
  • Promote a new participatory and promotional approach for stakeholder involvement and better knowledge transfer. Three panels of stakeholders: the “demo farmers” involved in Objective 3; the “living labs” include “external testers” to provide feedback about the Decision tool; the “exploitation” group include main stakeholders of the wine value chain to foster the future exploitation of the project results
Published on: 03/14/2017
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Project coordinator: Prof. Stefano Poni
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