FOWARIM, Malta

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FOWARIM, Malta

Fostering Water-Agriculture Research and Innovation in Malta – FOWARIM – is a coordination and support action funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme (Call Identifier: H2020-TWINN-2015). The objective is to strengthen the research capacity of the Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology (MCAST)’s Water Research and Training Centre in 4 crucial themes related to the field of water use in agriculture:

  • » Decreasing Water Demand
  • » Making Use of Alternative Sources of Water
  • » Renewable Desalinization, On-Farm Desalinization and Utilization of Saline Water
  • » Decreasing Negative Environmental Externalities Caused by Nutrient-Rich Farm Waters.

This will be achieved by creating a favorable environment for capacity building targeting Maltese researchers, research institutions networking, research policy development. MCAST will be supported in addressing research deficiencies and networking gaps by the EU partners of established scientific excellence in the targeted research topics.
This will lead to strengthening MCAST’s research and S&T capacity in water use in agriculture, enhance the dynamism between the different partners, extending the partnership of research Institutions in the sector in question contribute, to an increase in peer-reviewed publications and complement in more ways than one Malta’s Smart Specialization Strategy.