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Designing InnoVative plant teams for Ecosystem Resilience and agricultural Sustainability

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.

Coordinator

THE JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE

Address

Errol Road Invergowrie
Dd2 5da Dundee

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 765 689,75

Participants (24)

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PROGRESSIVE FARMING TRUST LTD LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 185 442,50

LINKING ENVIRONMENT AND FARMING LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 133 062,50

UNIVERSITAT ZURICH

Switzerland

SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 594 857,50

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 279 240

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 613 980

UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 215 225

UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 114 093,75

INSTITUTO DE TECNOLOGIA QUIMICA E BIOLOGICA - UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA

Portugal

TASKSCAPE ASSOCIATES LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 98 437,50

SAATZUCHT GLEISDORF GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 117 393,75

STC RESEARCH FOUNDATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 205 256,25

AGROKNOW IKE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 316 337,50

ASS GROUPE ECOLE SUPERIEURE AGRICULTURE

France

EU Contribution

€ 46 223,75

LANDBRUG & FODEVARER F.M.B.A.

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 296 575

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 75 125

OKOLOGISK LANDSFORENING

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 141 753,75

LANTMANNEN EKONOMISK FORENING

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 16 875

KENYA FORESTRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Kenya

EU Contribution

€ 25 625

INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH IN THE DRY AREAS

Lebanon

EU Contribution

€ 111 163,75

CANAAN CENTER FOR ORGANIC RESEARCH AND EXTENSION

Palestine

EU Contribution

€ 21 250

WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 391 187,50

Fertiprado sementes e nutrientes, Lda

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 74 781,25

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 159 787,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 727284

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2017

  • End date

    31 March 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 999 363,50

  • EU contribution

    € 4 999 363,50

Coordinated by:

THE JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE

United Kingdom