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PRIMA Programme

PRIMA Programme – Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area – is an ambitious joint programme in the frame of Euro-Mediterranean cooperation.

It consists of European Union Member States, Horizon 2020 Associated Countries and Mediterranean Partner Countries on an equal footing basis (co-ownership, co-management and co-funding) with the Participation of the European Commission, under the framework of an art.185 TFEU.

Currently, 19 countries are committed to the initiative. Algeria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey have formally become PRIMA Participating States.

The mission of the PRIMA initiative relies on achieving, supporting and promoting integration, alignment and joint implementation of national R&I programmes under a common research and innovation strategy to address the diverse challenges in water scarcity, agriculture, food security.
For this purpose, the thematic areas of the PRIMA Programme are:

• Integrated and sustainable management of water for arid and semi-arid Mediterranean areas
• Sustainable farming systems under Mediterranean environmental constraints
• Sustainable Mediterranean agro-food value chain for regional and local development.

RESIDUE project has been funded under the Call “Management of Water”, Topic 2.1.2. “Management of low-quality waters under water scarcity and climate change conditions” of the PRIMA Programme. 

Risk reduction of chemical residues in soils and crops – impact due to wastewater used for irrigation