ADAGIO EU  
ADAptation of AGriculture in European RegIOns at Environmental Risk under Climate Change  
  
 
 
 
 

 
 
1st General Meeting in Vienna, 14-16 February 2007


Program - Participant List - Presentations - Photos

Introduction:

The first general meeting was held in Vienna from 14.2.07-16.2.07 where all ADAGIO partners were present. The program of the meeting is listed below. The meeting was combined with an official part where all partners presented the actual situation regarding impact of climate change and potential adaptation measures in agriculture in their countries (a first spotlight which will be further investigated in WP2).

Moreover 4 invited experts gave a presentation on various views on the problem of adaption and dissemination of information to the end-users. More than 30 additional participants, mostly students, representatives from extension services and researchers attended this official part of the meeting..

Program:

Meeting Place:
Institute of Meteorology
BOKU, Exner Haus
Peter Jordan Str. 82
A-1190 Vienna

Tuesday, 13.02.2007 :

Arrival of participants

Wednesday, 14.02.2007 :

9:00 : Meeting at The Institute of Meteorology, BOKU
9:15 : Welcome and Introduction (Josef Eitzinger)

COUNTRY REPORTS I

9:30 : Climate change, vulnerability, and adaptation in agriculture – the situation in Austria (Josef Eitzinger)
10:00 : Climate change, vulnerability, and adaptation in agriculture – the situation in Spain (Angel Utset)
10:30 : Climate change, vulnerability, and adaptation in agriculture – the situation in Bulagria (Vesselin Alexandrov)

11:00-11:15 Coffee break

11:15 : Climate change, vulnerability, and adaptation in agriculture – the situation in Serbia (Dragutin Mihailovich) 11:45 : Climate change, vulnerability, and adaptation in agriculture – the situation in Czech Republic (Mirek Trnka)

12:15 – 13:30 Lunch break

PRESENTATIONS OF INVITED EXPERTS

13:30 : Vulnerability and adaptation in agriculture – a global review (M.V.K. Sivakumar, Agricultural Meteorology Division, World Meteorological Organization)
14:00 : AGRIDEMA - overview on results and how to link it with ADAGIO ? (Angel Utset, ITACYL)
14:30 : The challenges of climate change impacts on agriculture for crop insurance (Claudia Riedl, Austrian Hail insurance)

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break

15:30 : Experiences from other projects with interaction to Farmers (Jürgen K. Friedel, Division of Organic Farming, Department for Sustainable Agricultural Systems, BOKU Vienna)
16:00 : Communicating New Technologies to End-Users (Bernhard Pacher, ADCON Telemetry GmbH)
16:30 – 17:00 : Discussion and Closure

19:00 : Welcome Party (Heuriger)

Thursday, 15.02.2007 :

COUNTRY REPORTS II

9:00 : Climate change, vulnerability, and adaptation in agriculture – the situation in Italy (Domenico Ventrella)
9:30 : Climate change, vulnerability, and adaptation in agriculture – the situation and state of art in Greece (Dimos Anastasiou)
10:00 : Climate change, vulnerability, and adaptation in agriculture – the situation and state of art in Egypt (Mahmoud Medany)

10:30 – 10:45 : Coffee break

10:45 : Climate change, vulnerability, and adaptation in agriculture – the situation and state of art in Poland (Janusz Olejnik)
11:15 : Climate change, vulnerability, and adaptation in agriculture – the situation and state of art in Russia (Natalia Lemeshko)
11:45 : Climate change, vulnerability, and adaptation in agriculture – the situation and state of art in Romania (Catalin Simota)

12:15 – 13:30 Lunch break

13:30 – 16:15: Presentation of each partner on the planned activities till the next general meeting (an outline and timetable for Workpackage 2, description of case studies, presentation of involved end-users and instituions, planned regional and national meetings (each 15 min.)

16:15 – 16:30 : Coffee break

16:00 – 17:00 : Discussion on identified problems, recommendations, needed decisions and agreements between the partners (e.g. changes in the original proposed activities in Annex 1)

19:00 : City Center Walk and visit to a restaurant

Friday, 16.02.2007 :

9:00 : Project formalities (financial transactions, reporting issues, deadlines, etc.) Josef Eitzinger (presentation), discussion, taking decisions
10:00 : The ADAGIO web page Gerhard Kubu : Presentation of an outline (Discussion about contents)

10:30 : Coffee Break 10:45 -12:00 Puffer time

12:00 End of 1st general meeting