Piedmont

PiedmontGeneral information

Name of region Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
Global Environmental Zone(s) (Metzger) K. Warm temperate and mesic
Population density (persons per km2)  
Contact (general) Claudio Cassardo
Contact (ag. scenarios) Marco Bindi
Location (NUTS code) ITC1
Dominant regional farming system(s)
(SEAMLESS nomenclature)
Arable/cereal and mixed farming
The three most important
farming systems in region

(SEAMLESS nomenclature)
  • arable-cereal
  • mixed farms
  • permanent crops
Main crop species  
Main livestock species  

Regional development goal in rural spatial planning

Specific issues the region deals with/will deal with

Crops, vineyard, fruit trees, rice paddy and cereals production.

Regional challenges with regard to climate change

Water resources, phytopatological diseases, crop prodution and quality, heatwaves and natural hazards, abiotica risks, agronomical practices

Proposed solutions to overcome the challenges

Contribution to answering the focus question

Our case study will contrbute to give some answers regarding the vineyard modellization . The main aim is to mantain an adeguate production level and to rationalize the resources, with particular reference to the following topics Water resources, phytopatological diseases, crop prodution and quality, mitigation ad adaptation to heatwaves and natural hazards, abiotica risks and optimization of agronomical practices also in order to improve the carbon balance.

Important adaptation measures that are or will be considered in the study

Water management is important to this region AND is/will be included in the modelling exercise.
Irrigation is important to this region.
Drainage  
Species/varietal choice is important to this region.
Plant breeding  
Changed planting/sowing days is important to this region.
Crop rotations is important to this region.
Alternative tillage methods is important to this region.
Pest/weed management is important to this region AND is/will be included in the modelling exercise.
Housing of livestock  
Land consolidation is important to this region.
Management of feeding and reproduction of livestock  
Structure and scale of production adjustment is important to this region.
Crop insurance is important to this region.
Exit from agriculture  
Climate alertness is important to this region AND is/will be included in the modelling exercise.
Political regulations at various administrative levels is important to this region.
Others  
   

Models, stakeholders, advancement of knowledge

Models used in the study
Socio-economyCropsGrasslandLivestock
None UTOPIALakso and PoniBiometeorological and Phenological models (Failla, Mariani) Input: micrometeorological data from regional networks and individual stations and field (vegetation and solil data), collected during recent case studies and local databases to be selected. None None
How are results of of crop and livestock models assimilated in socio-economic models?How is technological progress in arable agriculture taken into account?How is technological progress in livestock farming taken into account?
     

Participating stakeholders

Agro-business or agro-food chainAdministrative bodies or regional or national governments
n. 10 Consortia of wine producers of Piedmont region and Piedmont Cantine sociali (wineries)Terre da Vino - www.terredavino.it Vignaioli Piemontesi Scarl - www.vignaioli.it Piedmont Plant disease and Agrometeorological Service Federico Spanna. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Tenuta Cannona www.tenutacannona.itItalian Association of Agrometeorologywww.agrometeorologia.it, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Approaches for involving stakeholders
 

Improvement of the modelling capability by involving stakeholders

How did the modelling capability improve by involving stakeholders?Effect of the involvement of stakeholders on the questions asked, on the assessment, or on the solutions suggested
   
Points that researchers learned from stakeholdersPoints that stakeholders learned from researchers
   

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