STARGATE will develop a breakthrough, multiscale and holistic climate smart agriculture methodology, capitalizing innovations in the field of microclimate and weather risk management, as well as in the field of landscape design. The focus will be on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) and will extensively study the benefits of applying agri-environment-climate technical solutions to achieve sustainable agricultural development at landscape level. It means to support farm management modernization and at the same time get to know the underlying ecological factors that shape the farming landscape.
STARGATE will identify the vulnerabilities of current farming systems, landscape management, models, methods and practices related to climate change and conduct a thorough requirements analysis for the Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) on the basis of which it will shape the stakeholder community.
Pilots will be focused on utilization of local and regional climatic models in relation with land use and yield potential on recommendation for changing practices and land use. Regions: Boreal, Atlantic, Continental, Mountain, Mediterranean, Arctic, Desert.
STARGATE will work closely with organizations interested in using technology to improve sustainable farming and resource recovery. Based on the requirements analysis STARGATE
will develop the data framework and the climate smart decision support tools.