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Designing InnoVative plant teams for Ecosystem Resilience and agricultural Sustainability

Objective

DIVERSify is a consortium of scientists, farmers, advisors, breeders and SMEs to co-construct a new approach and tools to investigate the mechanisms underpinning the benefits associated with cropping plant teams, and the crop traits and agronomic practices promoting these benefits. Focussing on arable and grassland systems, the six objectives are to: 1) identify current best practice for plant teams through participatory engagement with agricultural practitioners and scientific literature; 2) determine the mechanisms promoting positive plant-plant and plant-environment interactions using ecological principles to define experimentally the underpinning processes; 3) devise improved plant teams and identify potential breeding targets with a trait-based approach and novel tool to select crop types and deployment strategies that promote performance; 4) collaborate with stakeholders in European pedo-climatic regions and beyond to validate and demonstrate plant teams and devise practical crop management prescriptions; 5) construct a plant teams decision aid for practitioners by collating trait and agronomy data in a framework that can be interrogated for information on crop selection and management in different regions; and 6) work with stakeholders and RUR-6 for participatory knowledge exchange between different actors, EU policy and wider society through an appropriate and targeted array of communication media and activities. The co-innovation approach will allow tacit and scientific knowledge to be applied to real-world challenges in plant team cropping for developing practical solutions, in the form of teams with improved productivity, pest and disease control and environmental benefits. Knowledge exchange on crop traits, management and the decision aid will have impact on farmers, advisors, breeders, science and policy, improving awareness and overcoming barriers to uptake of plant teams for yield stability, diversification, sustainability and resilience.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SFS-2016-2

Coordinator

THE JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE
Net EU contribution
€ 758 204,75
Address
Errol Road Invergowrie
DD2 5DA Dundee
United Kingdom

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Region
Perth & Kinross and Stirling
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (24)

PROGRESSIVE FARMING TRUST LTD LBG
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 185 442,50
Address
Trent Lodge
GL7 6JN Cirencester

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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
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Gloucestershire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LINKING ENVIRONMENT AND FARMING LBG
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 133 062,50
Address
The National Agricultural Centre Stoneleigh Park
CV8 2LG Kenilworth Warwickshire

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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
West Midlands (England) Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire Warwickshire
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT ZURICH

Participation ended

Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zurich

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 594 857,50
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Uppsala län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 279 240,00
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 614 730,00
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 215 225,00
Address
Piazza Roma 22
60121 Ancona

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Region
Centro (IT) Marche Ancona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 114 093,75
Address
Campus De Campolide
1099 085 Lisboa

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TASKSCAPE ASSOCIATES LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 98 437,50
Address
Arkle House, 31 Lonsdale Street
CA1 1BJ Carlisle

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Region
North West (England) Cumbria East Cumbria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SAATZUCHT GLEISDORF GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 117 393,75
Address
Am Tieberhof 33
8200 Gleisdorf

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Oststeiermark
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STC RESEARCH FOUNDATION
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 205 256,25
Address
Stockbridge House, Cawood
YO8 3TZ Selby

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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
Yorkshire and the Humber North Yorkshire North Yorkshire CC
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AGROKNOW IKE
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 316 337,50
Address
Pentelis 110
15126 Marousi

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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
Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ASS GROUPE ECOLE SUPERIEURE AGRICULTURE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 46 223,75
Address
Rue Rabelais 55
49007 Angers Cedex 1

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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
Pays de la Loire Pays de la Loire Maine-et-Loire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LANDBRUG & FODEVARER F.M.B.A.
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 303 310,00
Address
Axeltorv 3
1609 Kobenhavn

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 75 125,00
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
OKOLOGISK LANDSFORENING
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 141 753,75
Address
Silkeborgvej 260
8230 Abyhoj

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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
Danmark Midtjylland Østjylland
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LANTMANNEN EKONOMISK FORENING
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 16 875,00
Address
Not Applicable
10425 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KENYA FORESTRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Kenya
Net EU contribution
€ 25 625,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH IN THE DRY AREAS
Lebanon
Net EU contribution
€ 111 163,75
Address
Bechir Al Kassar Dalia Building 2nd Floor Area Verdun
- Beirut

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CANAAN CENTER FOR ORGANIC RESEARCH AND EXTENSION
Palestine
Net EU contribution
€ 21 250,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 323 651,81
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Münster Münster, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Fertiprado sementes e nutrientes, Lda
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 74 781,25
Address
Herdade Dos Esquerdos S/n
7450-250 Vaiamonte

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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
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 159 787,50
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ZOOLOGISCHES FORSCHUNGSMUSEUM ALEXANDER KOENIG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 67 535,69
Address
Adenauerallee 160
53113 Bonn

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Bonn, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00