The oLIVE-CLIMA project (LIFE 11 ENV/GR/942), is a five-year initiative that began in October 2012 and is entering its final year of implementation. Part-funded by the EU’s LIFE programme is developing and applying new olive crop management practices focused on climate change adaptation and mitigation. The project seeks to enhance the long-term storage of carbon dioxide in the soil by increasing the rate of organic matter build-up and to improve soil fertility, reducing the need for artificial fertilisers.
Regarding its objectives’ attainment and despite the fact that the project is still under implementation, mid-term project results are encouraging. Project applications have a positive impact both on the reduction of GHG emissions from olive crop management practices, as well as in enhancing the longterm storage of carbon dioxide in the soil and in the plants. Applications are continuing in the final implementation year and final results will be collected.
You can read more about the project’s latest developmenets and you can find more information for the scheduled conferences in Chania and other areas of Greece in the oLIVE-Clima’s yearly informative newsletter that was recently published.