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Stabilizing CROP yield under unfavourable conditions by molecular PRIM(E)ing

Objective

Modern agriculture is expected to provide ever-increasing amounts of food and feed under uncertain climate scenarios and significant pressure from consumers and regulators for environmentally friendly solutions to combat abiotic and biotic stress associated yield losses. Biostimulants that can improve crop productivity in a sustainable way offer a plausible alternative to the heavily criticized synthetic agrochemicals. To achieve their full potential a science-based understanding of their beneficial effects and avenues for fine-tuning of their bioactivities are of utmost importance. The proposed project will bring together expertise in plant systems biology, chemical biology, as well as biostimulant preparation and characterization, to discover new and optimize existing biostimulants by tapping into innovative sources of natural compounds and integrative biology approaches for elucidating molecular mechanisms underlying stress priming. A global network of leading plant scientists in abiotic and biotic stress signaling from Europe, Africa, and South America, facilitated by an industrial partner specializing in biostimulants production and marketing, will channel their efforts to bring sustainable solutions for crop protection to the farmer. An extensive mobility program will facilitate optimal knowledge-sharing within the network, maximize the research outputs and ultimately lead to increasing the human capacity of the partners.

Coordinator

MENDELOVA UNIVERZITA V BRNE
Net EU contribution
€ 276 000,00
Address
Zemedelska 1/1665
613 00 Brno Sever
Czechia

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Region
Jihovýchod Jihomoravský kraj
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data

Participants (4)

TSENTAR PO RASTITELNA SISTEMNA BIOLOGIYA I BIOTEHNOGIYA
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 368 000,00
Address
Ruski Blvd 139
Plovdiv

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Region
Югозападна и Южна централна България Южен централен Пловдив
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
No data
VIB VZW
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 55 200,00
Address
Rijvisschestraat 120
9052 Zwijnaarde - Gent

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
No data
BIOLOGICKE CENTRUM AKADEMIE VID CESKE REPUBLIKY VEREJNA VYZKUMNA INSTITUCE
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 147 200,00
Address
Branisovska 31/1160
37005 Ceske Budejovice

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Region
Jihozápad Jihočeský kraj
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
No data
BIOATLANTIS LIMITED
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 156 400,00
Address
Clash Industrial Estate
V92 RWV5 Tralee Kerry

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ireland Southern South-West
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data

Partners (3)

INSTITUTO DE BIOLOGIA MOLECULAR Y CELULAR DE ROSARIO
Argentina
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Other funding
No data
THE JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Errol Road Invergowrie
DD2 5DA Dundee

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Region
Perth & Kinross and Stirling
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
No data
UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Kingsway Road Auckland Park
2006 Johannesburg

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data