Fruit and nut trees significantly contribute to securing global nutrition, the production of healthy foods and the provision of employment and income. Many fruit and nut producing farming communities have, however, become threatened by climate change impacts.
PASIT – Phenological And Social Impacts of Temperature increase – advances the understanding of current and potential climate change impacts on fruit and nut farming communities in regions differing in geography, climatic threat and socio-economic conditions in Tunisia and Chile.
- integrates phenological modelling of fruit and nut tree development with comprehensive socio-economic and behavioral data collection and analysis
- develops practice-relevant tools and strategies to strengthen the resilience of farming communities to adverse climate change impacts
- opens up new opportunities for scientific cooperation and private sector initiatives