Project title: Revamping organic farming and its products in the context of climate change mitigation strategies

Duration: 01/09/2015 – 31/08/2019

Total project budget: 975,951 Euro

EU financial contribution: 58.21%


The specific objectives of the project are:

  1. Develop a strategic national plan of mitigating climate change in agriculture through the advancement of organic farming and their products within the Cypriot economy.
  2. Demonstrate the comparative performance of organic production using a series of climate mitigation indicators in the field.
  3. Demonstrate comparative advantages of selected organic products in decreasing the body burden of organophosphate pesticides in children.
  4. Tailor organic farming protocols (apples and barley) of major importance for Cyprus agriculture to the local farm(er) characteristics.
  5. Organize the efficient transfer of the results via networking with the scientific community, stakeholders and general public in both Cyprus and Italy.
  6. Evaluate the current situation in Cyprus (before and during project implementation) regarding technical stakeholders’ bottlenecks and consumer perceptions).