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Functional Agricultural Biodiversity : Optimising ecosystem service provision via functional agricultural biodiversity

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 841952

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2019

  • End date

    30 September 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 196 707,84

  • EU contribution

    € 196 707,84

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITE DE RENNES I

France

Project description

English EN

Conserving bees to save our farms

The use of pesticides and chemical-intensive farming systems are causing bees and other vital pollinators to die at alarming rates worldwide. These insects are essential for two-thirds of our food crops. Enhancing biodiversity is one way to mitigate the loss of pollinator diversity. The EU-funded FAB project will investigate the spatial and temporal distribution patterns of key pollinating species. It will conduct research at cereal and flower fields in France. Ultimately, the project’s goal is to integrate the concept of functional agricultural biodiversity to help farmers restore key ecological services (biological crop pest suppression and crop pollination) to ensure biodiversity-friendly production.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE RENNES I

Address

Rue Du Thabor 2
35065 Rennes Cedex

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 196 707,84

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 841952

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2019

  • End date

    30 September 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 196 707,84

  • EU contribution

    € 196 707,84

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITE DE RENNES I

France