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Future Crops for Food, Feed, Fiber and Fuel

Objective

As different sectors – food, feed, fiber, and fuels – compete for land, the yielding potential of the future non-food crops has to be as efficient as possible in order to minimize the competition for land. The main objective of the proposed 4F CROPS is to survey and analyse all the parameters that will play an important role in successful non-food cropping systems in the agriculture of EU27 alongside the existing food crop systems. The work will start (WP1) with the prediction of the future land use in short term (2020) and long term (2030), taking under consideration restrict factors for agriculture and the market demand for non-food crops. The cropping possibilities (WP2) based on regional potential levels, ecology and climate will be determined. This group of non-food crops will be then subjected to a comparative cost analysis with conventional crops (WP3) for the same time framework. Socio-economic impacts, like farmers’ income, rural development, public development, and public acceptance will analyse. Then environmental implications will be assessed compared to their respective conventional products (fossil energy, conversional materials) (WP4). Several environmental impacts will be assessed like soil quality and soil erosion, air quality and climate change, water issues, biodiversity and landscape by using LCA and EIE methods. The regulatory framework of the non-food crops will be considered including existing policies, co-existence and safety measures when the crops used for both food and non-food crops (WP5). The work from WP1 – WP5 will be used for the formation of scenarios for successful non-food cropping alongside food cropping systems (WP6) answering whether a completive bioeconomy is a viable option for EU27. The dissemination (WP7) will be done though the web-site (intranet), the four project workshops and other articles, leaflet, conferences, fact sheets, and links. WP8 aims at the coordination, management and reporting of the project.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/plant breeding/crops
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION
Address
Marathonos 19Th Km
19009 Pikermi
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 181 540
Administrative Contact
Nikolaos Karapanagiotis (Dr.)

Participants (12)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CATANIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 85 781
Address
Piazza Universita 2
95131 Catania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Salvatore Cosentino (Prof.)
GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 77 040
Address
Iera Odos 75
118 55 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eleni Psachoulia (Ms.)
IFEU - INSTITUT FUR ENERGIE UND UMWELTFORSCHUNG HEIDELBERG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 125 827
Address
Im Weiher 10
69121 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Guido Reinhardt (Dr.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 87 384
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrea Monti (Dr.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA OA MP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 60 990
Address
Carretera De La Coruna Km7.5
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jose Luis Tenorio (Dr.)
FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS E TECNOLOGIADA UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 64 200
Address
Quinta Da Torre
2829 516 Caparica
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carlos Matias (Mr.)
UNIVERSITATEA DE STIINTE AGRONOMICE SI MEDICINA VETERINARA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 31 000
Address
Bd Marasti 59 Sector 1
011464 Bucarest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sorin - Mihai Cimpeanu (Prof.)
AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 39 055
Address
Iera Odos 75
11855 Athens
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dimitra Milioni (Dr.)
NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION.
Greece
EU contribution
€ 33 170
Address
Egialias And Chalepa Street, Maroussi 19
15125 Athens
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Evripidis Kipriotis (Dr.)
INSTITUTE FOR FUELS AND RENEWABLE ENERGY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 60 990
Address
Jagiellonska 55
03301 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Magdalena Rogulska (Dr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 119 305
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
INSTYTUT WLOKIEN NATURALNYCH I ROSLIN ZIELARSKICH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 28 100
Address
Ul. Wojska Polskiego 71 B
60 630 Poznan
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Grzegorz Spychalski