Agricultural Research Institute

Contact email: markou@ari.gov.cy
Geographic scope: National
Country: Cyprus
Type of Institution: Research Institute
Name in original language: Ινστιτούτο Γεωργικών Ερευνών
Legal status: PublicRole of record creator in institution / department: Director / executive
Climate-relevant agricultural research
Climate change research in my institution / department is linked to agricultural research areas: Yes
Description of climate-relevant ag research: My Institute runs climate change research projects funded by national funds and participates to European funded projetcs
Main / core research areas: Monitoring - Hydrological observations, Adaptation to climate change, Climate change mitigation, Impacts of climate change, CC in agricultural systems - agriculture greenhouse gas emissions, CC in agricultural systems - arable land, cropping systems, CC in agricultural systems - hydroponic, CC in agricultural systems - mixed, CC in agricultural systems - land, soils and territory, CC in agricultural systems - water managementVery important research areas: Monitoring of climate and climate change, Monitoring - Meteorological observations, Monitoring - Emissions monitoring and reporting, Climate policiesRelatively important areas: Monitoring - Climatological services, Risks of present and future weather-driven disasters, CC in agricultural systems - forests, CC in agricultural systems - fisheriesResearch level in your institution / department in the climate-related areas: Master or equivalent / ISCED 7, Doctoral or equivalent / ISCED 8
Number of researchers in climate-related areas: 10-50
Average yearly expenditure in your institution / department on climate change research in recent years (EUR): 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Type of funding sources for your climate-related research: GovernmentResearch focus: Development focused, linkages with the SouthCollaborations with other organizations: Industry, Civil society, Farmers, cooperatives and agricultural workers, Government, International Organizations, Regional Fora / regional bodies, Rural advisory services, SMEs, University / higher educationCollaborations with other countries: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland
Successful projects: 1. AGWATER (National Rsearch Foundation - Cyprus). 2. ORGANIKO (LIFE+). 3. Adapt2Clima (Life+). 4. AGROCHEPACK (MED). 5. DIVERSIFOOD (HORIZON 2020). 6. MED ALGAE (ENPI-MED). 7. Geothermal Heating of Greenhouses (Life +).
Major needs of your institution / department to increase the impact of climate research: Staffing with scientists and technicians. Due to the economic crisis a number of permanent posts remain vacant. A possible alternative is the closer cooperation with academic institutions and hosting of graduate students to run part of their research activities in ARI's premises and...
What is the current trend of interest in climate-related research in your institution?: Increasing: especially researchers are increasingly interested
What are your institution's plans regarding climate-related research?: Keeping the current level of activity
Comments: ARI is hosting undergraduate and post graduate students coming from collaborated academic institutions, to execute part of their research under the supervision of ARI scientists. However, ARI is not academic institution and could not employ, or accept students on its own.