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Preparatory action to Boost Global Crop Yield for Food & Nutrition Security and fueling a Bioeconomy

Objective

Increasing global crop productivity will be central in meeting some of the greatest challenges facing mankind: How will we sustainably feed 9.7 billion people by 2050, while also achieving the transition from a fossil economy towards a bio-economy in order to mitigate, or possibly reverse, the effects of global climate change? How can we assure and maintain the nutritional quality of our future crops? Additionally, how can we provide new crop cultivars adapted to the constraints imposed across vast areas by climate change? A doubling of global crop productivity is required to produce enough plant biomass to achieve food and nutrition security, as well as to meet the demands of a future bioeconomy. To ensure both Food and Nutrition Security this increase in crop production must be achieved without any loss of nutritional quality. In addition, future agriculture will require crops that combine sustainability - they must efficiently using scarce resources like minerals and water and preserving Earth’s biodiversity - with a high resilience to adverse climate conditions.
In order to meet these challenging demands, our current crop plants will have to be re-designed and a “future proof” profiling is urgently needed.
With a multitude of possible crops and genetic changes, combined with multiple environmental changes, policy and societal challenges, progress could be mired in a seemingly insurmountable complexity. CropBooster-P will address this by identifying priorities and opportunities to adapting and boosting productivity to the environmental and societal changes. While engaging with the public from the beginning, and by mobilizing European plant sciences, our objective is to produce a White Paper – a Roadmap – that will describe the pathway to sustainably doubling Europe’s crop yields by 2050 and preparing these crops for the needs and the future climate of Europe

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2018-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 312 428,75

Participants (15)

VIB VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 125 500
Address
Rijvisschestraat 120
9052 Zwijnaarde - Gent
Activity type
Research Organisations
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 605 490
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 126 327,50
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPESE ORGANISATIE VOOR WETENSCHAPPELIJK PLANTENONDERZOEK E.P.S.O. IVZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 67 500
Address
Rue De L'industrie 4
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Other
HEINRICH-HEINE-UNIVERSITAET DUESSELDORF
Germany
EU contribution
€ 134 541,25
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 1
40225 Dusseldorf
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 82 762,50
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JULIUS KUHN-INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR KULTURPFLANZEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 230 366,25
Address
Erwin-baur-strasse 27
06484 Quedlinburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 112 715
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 130 625
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 209 495
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
PLATE-FORME TECHNOLOGIQUE EUROPEENNE PLANTES POUR LE FUTUR
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 182 478,75
Address
Avenue Des Arts 52
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 434 003,75
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITATEA DE STIINTE AGRICOLE SI MEDICINA VETERINARA CLUJ NAPOCA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 33 562,50
Address
Manastur Str; 3-5
400372 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROSEEDS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 119 271,25
Address
Avenue Des Arts 52
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Association de Coordination Technique Agricole
France
EU contribution
€ 89 875
Address
Rue De Bercy 149
75012 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations