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The Land Under Pressure Project approved by an EEA Grant to be implemented on the LTsER Montado platform

17 October 2022

The LandUnderPressure project - Avoid, mitigate and restore pressured zones to combat desertification and increase resilience to climate change in the montado, was approved for funding with an EEA Grant and signed on the 17th of June 2022 in Portugal. 

This project was part of the call for tender nº 5 of the EEA Grants – “Projects to prepare for extreme weather conditions and risk management in the context of climate change”. It will join other projects taking place in the LTsER Montado platform, during 2023.

LandUnderPressure, coordinated by the cE3c Researcher - Alice Nunes, is promoted by the Faculty of Sciences of ULisboa and has as partners the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança and The Soil Conservation Service of Iceland.

This project aims to contribute to efforts to avoid, mitigate and restore areas under pressure, to combat desertification and increase resilience to climate change in the montado. It is focused on agroforestry systems comprising cork oak forests and extensive pastures, dominated by cork oaks or holm oaks at two scales: regional and property (where a pilot restoration project will be implemented and monitored at Herdade da Coitadinha, Portugal).