Emilia Romagna

EmiliaRomagnaGeneral information

Name of region Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Global Environmental Zone(s) (Metzger) K. Warm temperate and mesic
Population density (persons per km2)  
Contact (general) Davide Viaggi
Contact (ag. scenarios) Davide Viaggi
Location (NUTS code) ITD5
Dominant regional farming system(s)
(SEAMLESS nomenclature)
Permanent crops and arable/specialised crops
The three most important
farming systems in region

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

Regional development goal in rural spatial planning

Specific issues the region deals with/will deal with

Increasing input costs. High price variability. High macro-specialization. Relatively small farm size.

Regional challenges with regard to climate change

Increasing rainfall variability.Increasing frequency of extreme events.Increasing average temperature.

Proposed solutions to overcome the challenges

Contribution to answering the focus question

Our focus in the formulation of institutions that support the adaptation of farms to climate change. In particular, we have an insight on the water allocation policies. The increasing frequency of extreme events lead to a more uncertain productivity which must be dealt with.

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

Models, stakeholders, advancement of knowledge

Models used in the study
DYMORAWAter Trading Assessment Model (WATAM)Input:- climatic scenarios- agronomic technical coefficients- water production function- output prices CRITERIA: soil water balance model(or others to be defined) 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
Contacts with Irrigation boards and farmers organisations are already well developed. ARPA
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

Further information