1. The Department for Innovation in Biological, Agro-Food and Forest Systems (DIBAF) of the University of Tuscia carries out research and development activities in several fields in forestry and agriculture, from ecology, ecophysiology and silviculture to sustainable forest and cropland management, forest inventories and geomatics, rehabilitation of degraded areas, techniques for wildfire prevention and fighting, and landscape planning.

2. The Portuguese Environment Agency (APA) is responsible for the elaboration and implementation of environmental and sustainable development policies, including climate change, air pollution and protection of the ozone layer, noise, water management, environmental impact, waste management, integrated pollution prevention and control, environmental labelling, green public procurement. It is also in charge of environmental education, public information and support to Non-Governmental Organisations. In addition, APA is responsible for the management of 3 environmental funds, including the Portuguese Carbon Fund.


​3. The Instituto Tecnico Superior (IST) of Lisbon developed a strong expertise in environmental services provided by farming activities through the coordination of the Portugal Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and of ExtEnSity - Environmental and Sustainability Management Systems in Extensive Agriculture (one of the 22 best LIFE projects of 2008).


4. Mediterranean Institutions/experts collaborating with the project:​