TuscanyGeneral information

Name of region Tuscany, Italy
Global Environmental Zone(s) (Metzger) K. Warm temperate and mesic
Population density (persons per km2)  
Contact (general) Marco Bindi
Contact (ag. scenarios) Pier Paolo Roggero
Location (NUTS code) ITE1
Dominant regional farming system(s)
(SEAMLESS nomenclature)
Arable/cereal and mixed farming
The three most important
farming systems in region

(SEAMLESS nomenclature)
  • permanent crops
Main crop species  
Main livestock species  

Regional development goal in rural spatial planning

Specific issues the region deals with/will deal with

Impact studies on grapevine and olive cropping systems

Regional challenges with regard to climate change

Adaptation strategies to cope with climate change for grapevine and olive cropping systems

Proposed solutions to overcome the challenges

Contribution to answering the focus question

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

Models, stakeholders, advancement of knowledge

Models used in the study
no model Grapevine and olive modelsInputs:daily met data (tmax, tmin, prec., solar rad.), soil data (texture and soil dept), crop management data (cultivar, plant density, ferlisation, irrigation, etc.) no model no model
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
farmers; wine and olive consortia departments of the regional government
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