Study Areas

ERMES study areas have been selected in three Mediterranean countries, which are responsible of 85% of total European rice production: Italy (51.9%), Spain (25.4%) and Greece (7.0%).

In particular, the ERMES Regional Rice Serive (RSS) will be developed and demonstrated in the following areas:

  • Piedmont-Lombardy rice district [Italy]
  • Valencian rice district [Spain]
  • Thessaloniki/Serres rice districts [Greece]

Local case study areas, have been selected within sub-areas of about 40 x 40 km within the regional study areas, where previous experiences have been conducted by the research groups. Local ERMES end-users active in those areas will provide high-quality field information for the development of the ERMES Local Rice Service (LRS).