Improving irrigation practices and technologies in agriculture

Deadline dates: 22 February 2024 17:00:00 Brussels time

Successful proposals will contribute to increasing the resilience of agriculture to drought with innovative irrigation systems that increase efficiency in water management. Projects results are expected to contribute to the following expected outcomes:

  • Solutions and prevention tools for improving water management in particular in areas experiencing recurrent or permanent water scarcity to anticipate solutions for current and future challenges in water management.
  • Support available for end-users seeking to take up innovative solutions in irrigation technologies.
  • Unlocking the potential of recycled sewage sludge and other biowaste streams as alternative, safe water and nutrient supply resources for agriculture.
  • Increased socio-economic and environmental potential of alternative irrigation practices such as fog harvesting.
  • Reduced agricultural water demand, as a result of optimized irrigation systems, including new opportunities for alternative water supplies, and expected innovations from the transition towards more sustainable farming systems, including agroecology.

HORIZON-CL6-2024-CLIMATE-01-1: Improving irrigation practices and technologies in agriculture