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Nova SBE Environmental Economics Knowledge Center
Nova SBE Environmental Economics Knowledge Center develops applied research and provides policy advice in environmental and natural resources economics.
November 16, 2022
13. Climate action

13. Climate action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
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15. Life on land

Promote, restore and promote the sustainable use of Earth's ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
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OPTIMUS PRIME – Optimal Greening of Irrigated Farmland to Achieve a Prime Environment

OPTIMUS PRIME aims to investigate the ecological benefits provided by the ecological focus areas of farmland areas, in order to provide guidelines aiming to increment benefits to ecosystem services and farmland producers.

The project aims to quantify the ecosystem services provided by irrigated croplands to ecological focus areas (EFA) such as field margins, hedges, trees, fallow land, landscape features, biotopes, buffer strips, and afforested areas, and the habitat configurations serving the maximum capacity of services. The project will also simulate water and habitat delivery of biodiversity services for different climate change scenarios and agriculture storylines in the future. Economic costs and agro-policy environmental trade-offs will be analyzed, and an EFA calculator produced at the farm level.

The project develops over two case-studies, collects information in situ and remotely, and the results will receive the input and testing from the farmers during the project lifespan.

Led by: Instituto Superior de Agronomia

Partners: Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Agrotejo - União agrícola do norte do Vale do Tejo, Associação de regantes e beneficiários do vale do Sorraia

Funded by: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Researchers: Renato Rosa, João Pato

To find out more about the project, click here.

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