Green infrastructures for increasing biodiversity in Agro Pontino and Maltese rural areas
Poliedra is partner of GREENCHANGE “Green infrastructures for increasing biodiversity in Agro Pontino and Maltese rural areas” which is a LIFE Nature project (LIFE17 NAT/IT/000619), launched in July 2018, involving the Province of Latina, as lead partner, CIRF (Italian Centre for River Restoration), U-Space, Confagricoltura and MIEMA (Malta Intelligent Energy Management Agency).
The project aims at promoting the biodiversity protection and enhancing the ecological value of agricultural systems in the Agro Pontino region and in the rural areas of Malta, through the implementation of green infrastructures and the promotion of sustainable farming practices. A multi-stakeholder governance system guarantees the involvement of the local actors and contributes to the farmers’ aware raising with particular regard to their role in biodiversity preservation and strengthening.
In particular, Poliedra is in charge of mapping and evaluating the ecosystem services in the rural areas, implementing capacity building and training tools for the farmers, and monitoring the environmental, socio-economic and territorial effects of project actions.