Oristano,Sardinia, Italy: Winner and losers from climate change in agriculture: a case study in the Mediterranean basin

Pier Paolo Roggero


Focus questions
  • How to support effective adaptive responses to CC and stimulate proactive attitudes of farmers, policymakers & researchers?
  • How to co-construct the nature of the issues about CC adaptation?
The «Oristanese» case study
  • Very diversified agricultural district in a Mediterranean context
    • Irrigated and rainfed farming systems
    • Variety of cropping systems, intensity levels, farm size
  • Multiple stakeholders
    • Cooperative agro-food system
    • Producers’ organizations (rice, horticulture)
    • Variety of extensive pastoral systems
Emerging outcome
  • The dairy cattle coop is developing a new win-win pathway linking hi-input dairy cattle farming with low input beef cattle grazing systems
  • The local government is investing in the EIP for supporting the local beef production chain to reduce meat imports and enhance pasture biodiversity and ecosystem services (eg wildfire prevention)
Emerging challenges

Adaptive responses as co-evolution pathways

  • design social learning spaces for researchers, stakeholders and policy makers
  • combining integrated assessment modeling and social learning facilitation

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Co-authors: Giovanna Seddaiu, Luigi Ledda, Luca Doro, Paola Deligios, Thi Phuoc Lai Nguyen, Massimiliano Pasqui, Sara Quaresima, Nicola Lacetera, Raffaele Cortignani, Davide Dell’Unto, Gabriele Dono

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