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Crops and ANimals TOGETHER

Objective

Agricultural production faces numerous challenges regarding competitiveness, conserving natural and non-renewable resources (water, soil, air, phosphorus, fossil fuels) and ecosystem services (pollination, natural pest control, soil fertility). Society also expects from agriculture to be more environment-friendly in several issues such as climatic change, declining biodiversity, fossil energy depletion, and water shortage.
To overcome these limitations, CANTOGETHER will design innovative sustainable mixed farming systems (MFS). A design-assessment-adjustment iterative cycle will be adopted to ensure continuous validation and improvement of the innovative investigated MFS through a participative approach involving stakeholders and researchers across Europe. It will bring together a European network of 24 existing experimental and commercial farms covering a wide diversity of natural and socio-economic conditions in which the most promising MFS will be implemented in order to verify their practicability and to perform an in-depth integrated assessment (economic and environmental).
The MFS will be designed for individual farm level or collective implementation at the territorial level. At the same time, CANTOGETHER will define recommendations for a common agricultural policy promoting the development of these MFS.
The innovative analysed MFS will be based on the simultaneous utilization of crops (cash, feed and energetic) and various rearing animals with full recycling practices of animal wastes in view to ensure high resource-use efficiency (notably of nutrients), reduction in dependence on external inputs (fertilisers, pesticides, concentrated feeds), and acceptable environmental and economic performances.
CANTOGETHER will produce a complete picture of their effects and will facilitate their adoption by jointly involving researchers and the key actors of the agricultural sector (farmers, advisors, policy makers, and actors of the food supply chain).

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2011-5
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Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 494 192
Administrative Contact
Jean-Pierre Delage (Mr.)

Participants (29)

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 221 956
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Fred Albers
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 373 360
Address
Bundeshaus Ost
3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gérard Gaillard (Dr.)
ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 243 913
Address
Visualisation Centre Penglais
SY23 3BF Aberystwyth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Phillipa Nicholas (Dr.)
SIK - INSTITUTET FOER LIVSMEDEL OCH BIOTEKNIK AB

Participation ended

Sweden
EU contribution
€ 70 024
Address
Box 5401
40229 Goeteborg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jennifer Davis (Dr.)
Agricultural Catchments Programme
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 254 905
Address
Oak Park
R93 Carlow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mary O'brien (Ms.)
ROTHAMSTED RESEARCH LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 21 147
Address
West Common
AL52JQ Harpenden
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Imber Dominique (Ms.)
CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 90 479
Address
Olshausenstrasse 40
24118 Kiel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Susanne Neufeldt (Ms.)
INSTYTUT UPRAWY NAWOZENIA I GLEBOZNAWSTWA, PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 81 040
Address
Czartoryskich 8
24 100 Pulawy
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Grzegorz Siebielec (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 90 386
Address
Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Oscar López (Mr.)
FONDAZIONE CRPA STUDI RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 80 250
Address
Viale Timavo 43/2
42121 Reggio Emilia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paolo Mantovi (Dr.)
Association de Coordination Technique Agricole
France
EU contribution
€ 1 999
Address
Rue De Bercy 149
75012 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Laurent Huber (Dr.)
STICHTING CROPEYE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 4 000
Address
De Geren 4
6659 CX Wamel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dirk Jan Den Boer (Mr.)
CLW ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNERS LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 18 000
Address
The Mews - Farnham Street 23
N/A Cavan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paraic Fay (Mr.)
CELTICA FOODS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 77 610
Address
Cross Hands Food Park
SA14 6SX Llanelli Carmarthenshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nigel Williams (Mr.)
GEOSPATIUMLAB SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 47 928
Address
Calle Carlos Marx 6
50015 Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Susana Zarazaga (Ms.)
COOPERATIVE DE DESHYDRATATION DE DOMAGNE
France
EU contribution
€ 76 240
Address
Louis Raison 11
35113 Domagne
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Samuel Maignan (Mr.)
CARNES OVIARAGON SCL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 52 511
Address
Carretera De Cogullada 65
50014 Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Isabel Medel (Ms.)
TSM TREUHAND GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 87 460
Address
Weststrasse 10
3000 Bern
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ueli Aeschbacher (Mr.)
MORGAN JULIAN TIMOTHY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 15 530
Address
Little Leadon Fromes Hill
HR8 1HT Ledbury
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Julian Morgan (Mr.)
ARBEITSGEMEINSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DES FUTTERBAUES
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 53 760
Address
Reckenholzstrasse 191
8046 Zurich
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Willy Kessler (Dr.)
INRAE TRANSFERT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 150 450
Address
Rue Du Docteur Finlay 28
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bao Diep (Mr.)
IFIP-INSTITUT DU PORC ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 77 389
Address
Rue Lespagnol 5
75020 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bernard Fostier (Mr.)
TERRES INOVIA
France
EU contribution
€ 2 309
Address
11 Rue Du Monceau
75008 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francis Flenet (Dr.)
INSTITUT TECHNIQUE DE L AGRICULTURE BIOLOGIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 4 555
Address
Rue De Bercy 149
75595 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Krotoum Konate (Ms.)
ARVALIS INSTITUT DU VEGETAL
France
EU contribution
€ 40 508
Address
Rue Joseph Et Marie Hackin 3
75116 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sylvie Guillot (Ms.)
INSTITUT DE L'ELEVAGE
France
EU contribution
€ 175 027
Address
Rue De Bercy 149
75012 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Florence Macherez (Ms.)
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 10 385
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Petra Insberg (Mrs.)
NUTRIENTEN MANAGEMENT INSTITUUT NMI BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 78 455
Address
Binnenhaven 5
6709 PD Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marjoleine Hanegraaf (Mrs.)
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Karin Ottosson (Ms.)