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Acronym: LIVINGAGRO

Full title: Cross Border Living laboratories for Agroforestry

Thematic objective: A.2 Support to education, research, technological development and innovation

Priority: A.2.1 Technological transfer and commercialisation of research results

Countries: Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Greece

Description
National Agricultural Research Center (NARC) is partner of “LIVINGAGRO – Cross Border Living laboratories for Agroforestry” project funded under the ENI CBC Med Programme 2014 – 2020, first call for standard projects, referring to thematic objective A.2 “Support to education, research, technological development and innovation”, priority A.2.1 “Technological transfer and commercialization of research results”.

With a total budget of 3,3 Million Euros and a 2,9 Million EU-contribution through the ENI CBC Med Programme, LIVINGAGRO project involves 6 organizations from 4 different countries including the Regional forest agency for the development of Sardinia's territory and environment (Fo.Re.S.T.A.S.) in quality of Leading Beneficiary, the Italian National Research Council, Department of Biology, Agriculture and Food Science (PP1) and ATM Consulting sas (PP5) from Italy; the National Agricultural Research Center (PP2) from Jordan; the Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute (PP3) from Lebanon and the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (PP4) from Greece.

LIVINGAGRO addresses the challenge of knowledge and technological transfer in Mediterranean agriculture and forestry systems for achieving and sharing good practices aimed at sustainable production, protecting biodiversity, enhancing transfer of innovation and increasing profitability for territories and main actors as well as stakeholders involved. Using an open innovation approach for co-creating economic and social values and interactions between supply and demand, eliminating geographical and cultural barriers, two Living Laboratories will be established focusing on olive multifunctional system (Living Laboratory 1) and grazed woodlands (Living Laboratory 2).

General objective
Creating 2 cross border Living Labs to sustain education, R&D and technology transfer in agroforestry reinforcing the co-operation between research institutions, SME’s, farmers and relevant stakeholders.
Partnership
Lead beneficiary: Regional forest agency for the development of Sardinia's territory and environment (Fo.Re.S.T.A.S.), Italy
Partner 1: Italian National Research Council, Department of Biology, Agriculture and Food Science (CNR), Italy
Partner 2: National Agricultural Research Center (NARC), Jordan
Partner 3: Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute (LARI), Lebanon
Partner 4: Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICH), Greece
Partner 5: ATM Consulting sas (ATM), Italy

Start date: 1st of September 2019
Duration: 36 months
Total project Budget: 3,3 Million €
EU Contribution: 2.9 Million € (90 %)
LIVINGAGRO web site: http://www.enicbcmed.eu/projects/livingagro

Contact:
Dr. Salam Ayoub
Director of Horticulture Research Directorate
National Agricultural Research Center (NARC)
Tel : 00962 64725071, Ext. 330, Mobile: 00962 777492541
E-mail: salam.ayoub@narc.gov.jo