KARMA is implemented under the umbrella of the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA), which aims to develop new R&I approaches to improve water availability and sustainable agriculture production in a region heavily distressed by climate change, urbanisation and population growth.

The PRIMA programme is an Art.185 initiative supported and funded under Horizon 2020, the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

The various project partners are each funded by their national funding institution:




Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)



Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness – through the State Research Agency



Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR)



MIUR – Ministry or Education, University and Research



National Council for Scientific Research - Lebanon (CNRS-L)



Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (ANPR)