Agricultural Research Institute Contact email email@example.com Geographic scope National Country Cyprus Type of Institution Research Institute Name in original language Ινστιτούτο Γεωργικών Ερευνών Legal status Public Role 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 management Very important research areas Monitoring of climate and climate change Monitoring - Meteorological observations Monitoring - Emissions monitoring and reporting Climate policies Relatively important areas Monitoring - Climatological services Risks of present and future weather-driven disasters CC in agricultural systems - forests CC in agricultural systems - fisheries Research 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 Government Research focus Development focused, linkages with the South Collaborations with other organizations Industry Civil society Farmers, cooperatives and agricultural workers Government International Organizations Regional Fora / regional bodies Rural advisory services SMEs University / higher education Does your institution / department work in OR is your research meant for / applied in any of these 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 experimental stations. 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.