Field activities

In the first 3 months of the project, we have visited more than 20 municipalities across Serbia. We have selected 18 plantations of plums, cherries, peaches and raspberries, 9 vineyards with different grape varieties, 7 fields of peppers, beans, potatoes and tomatoes, 8 fields of wheat, corn, sunflower and soybeans. We talked to the producers and collected data and samples for further laboratory analysis.

Climate vulnerability assessment

Observed data on temperature and precipitation in the past two decades across Serbia were analyzed in order to identify the frequency and intensity of the weather events that are unfavorable for the agriculture.

General risks for all agricultural sectors include: high summer temperatures, intensive precipitation, droughts and shift in phenophases due to the temperature increase.

Risks in fruit production and viticulture include: low winter temperature, late spring frost, high summer temperatures, high temperatures during the ripening period and water deficit during the vegetation.

Risks in crop production include: low temperatures (or frost) after the sowing, high summer temperatures, water deficit in sensitive phenophases.

Maps of analyzed risks are available here.