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CEreal REnaissance in Rural Europe: embedding diversity in organic and low-input food systems

Objective

Organic/low input cereal food systems in the EU are emerging in answer to the sustainability crisis of the conventional agri-food sector. “Alternative” systems are based on local, decentralized approaches to production and processing, regard to quality and health, and short supply chains for products with strong local identities. Diversity is deeply embedded in these food systems, from the agro-biodiversity grown in farmers’ fields, which improves resilience and adaptation, to diverse approaches, contexts and actors in food manufacturing and marketing. Diversity thus becomes a cross-sectoral issue, underlying innovations in the agronomic, processing, and marketing phases which respond to consumers’ demand for healthy products. CERERE’s objective is to foster and speed up these innovations to strengthen the economic, social and environmental sustainability of these cereal food systems, consolidate links among practitioners and with researchers, further enhance the resilience of agro-ecosystems and make the overall sector more competitive and better recognized by society. By creating a multi-actor network of researchers and communities of practice, by adopting a bottom-up approach, and by liaising with EIP-AGRI Operational Groups, CERERE will synthesize, share and disseminate existing best practices, research results and co-innovative solutions in organic/low-input cereal food systems, focusing particularly on agro-biodiversity and the associated values of quality and health. Through its activities and training products, CERERE will address the key issues and most urgent needs of these systems: availability/ management of adapted germplasm, use of rotations, soil fertility, weed competitiveness and crop protection strategies, quality-oriented processing techniques, alternative marketing schemes. For each of these, CERERE will identify opportunities for better integrating science and practice, paving the way for more dynamic interactions between the two domains.

Call for proposal

H2020-RUR-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-RUR-2016-1

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
Net EU contribution
€ 286 875,00
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
United Kingdom

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Berkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (15)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 115 000,00
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
RETE SEMI RURALI
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 199 050,00
Address
Piazza Brunelleschi 8
50018 Scandicci Fi

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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
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
RESEAU SEMENCES PAYSANNES - ASSOCIATION POUR LA BIODIVERSITE DES SEMENCES ET PLANTS DANS LES FERMES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 127 500,00
Address
Place Clemenceau 10
47190 Aiguillon

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Region
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Aquitaine Lot-et-Garonne
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

NATURE & PROGRES - BELGIQUE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 62 500,00
Address
Rue De Dave (Jb) 520
5100 Namur

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Region
Région wallonne Prov. Namur Arr. Namur
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
Net EU contribution
€ 114 750,00
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 109 000,00
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 144 375,00
Address
Oak Park
R93 Carlow

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
ASOCIACION RED ANDALUZA DE SEMILLAS CULTIVANDO BIODIVERSIDAD
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 126 250,00
Address
Lugar Parque De San Jeronimo S/n, Caracola Del Cir-se
41015 Sevilla

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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
Sur Andalucía Sevilla
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
FORMICABLU SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 194 625,00
Address
Via Nazario Sauro 2
40121 Bologna Bo

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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
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
PROGRESSIVE FARMING TRUST LTD LBG
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 111 250,00
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
Other funding
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

ORGANIC ARABLE MARKETING COMPANY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 10 000,00
Address
New Giant Farm Swaffham Prior
CB25 OLQ Cambridge

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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
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
SEGES PS

Participation ended

Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUT TECHNIQUE DE L AGRICULTURE BIOLOGIQUE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 113 500,00
Address
Rue De Bercy 149
75595 Paris

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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
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
DEBRECENI EGYETEM
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 94 375,00
Address
Egyetem Ter 1
4032 Debrecen

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Region
Alföld és Észak Észak-Alföld Hajdú-Bihar
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
LANDBRUG & FODEVARER F.M.B.A.
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 188 500,00
Address
Axeltorv 3
1609 Kobenhavn

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00