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Legume-supported cropping systems for Europe

Objective

This research will deliver knowledge and technology for the optimisation of the use of legumes in European agricultural systems and promote the partnerships needed to support the public policy outcomes sought. By integrating the Consortiums extensive set of existing field case studies, modelling and knowledge base, the project will test, validate and deliver novel cropping systems. This network of 18 case studies, in 12 countries, will be the focus of interaction with farmers, SMEs, other businesses, and policy makers. Outputs will include system-optimised cropping plans for each pedo-climatic region, input into existing farm-planning tools, local on-farm demonstrations, a socio-economic analysis that will enable local economic assessment of cropping systems, and an ecological assessment of the effects of relevant farming system changes on greenhouse gas and nitrogen budgets, biodiversity and soil health from the farm to the continental scale. A book on legume-supported eco-efficient farming systems covering all aspects of the use of legumes in Europe will be published. The research is planned around the appreciation of how nitrogen fertilisation and the production and use of plant protein lie at the heart of many of the global, regional and local environmental challenges arising from agriculture. The project will take a novel strategic approach to knowledge interaction and delivery, in order to enhance and pool existing knowledge platforms and databases. It will then deliver the results into the farming community, commercial use, and policy practice beyond the life of the project. The project will facilitate wide access to new and existing knowledge and technologies and it will promote awareness of the role of legumes in the development of sustainable supply chains and consumption patterns. All research results and products will be put in the public domain, and partnership with all the agents of change, including policy makers, will be a key element of the work.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2009-3
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Coordinator

SRUC
Address
West Mains Road
EH9 3JG Edinburgh
United Kingdom

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael L Smith (Dr.)
EU contribution
€ 505 685

Participants (17)

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 212 750
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Frederick Stoddard (Dr.)
SCOTTISH CROP RESEARCH INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 284 000
Address
Invergowrie
DD2 5DA Dundee

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pietro Iannetta (Dr.)
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD, OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 160 521,75
Address
College Green Trinity College
D02 CX56 Dublin 2

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Deirdre Savage (Ms.)
LEIBNIZ-ZENTRUM FUER AGRARLANDSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG (ZALF) e.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 214 250
Address
Eberswalder Str. 84
15374 Muencheberg

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Peter Zander (Dr.)
MURPHY BOKERN DONAL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 107 999
Address
Lindenweg 12
49393 Lohne

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Donal Murphy-Bokern (Dr.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 202 000
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jørgen Eivind Olesen (Prof.)
GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 121 750
Address
Iera Odos 75
11855 Athina

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dimitrios Savvas (Dr.)
INSTYTUT UPRAWY NAWOZENIA I GLEBOZNAWSTWA, PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 136 750
Address
Czartoryskich 8
24 100 Pulawy

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jaroslaw Stalenga (Dr.)
CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC
France
EU contribution
€ 123 000
Address
Rue Scheffer 42
75016 Paris

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean Marc Deboin (Mr.)
MAA JA ELINTARVIKETALOUDEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Building O - Humppilantie 14
FI-31600 Jokioinen

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eila Turtola (Prof.)
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 121 750
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ingrid Ragnarsdotter Jajke (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CORDOBA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 112 000
Address
Avenida De Medina Azahara 5
14005 Cordoba

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rafael J. Lopez-Bellido (Dr.)
JOHANN HEINRICH VON THUENEN-INSTITUT, BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER LAENDLICHE RAEUME, WALD UND FISCHEREI
Germany
EU contribution
€ 121 750
Address
Bundesallee 50
38116 Braunschweig

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Herwart Böhm (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI MEDITERRANEA DI REGGIO CALABRIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 121 750
Address
Via Salita Melissari Feo Di Vito
89124 Reggio Calabria

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michele Monti (Prof.)
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE AGRICOLA FUNDULEA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 83 500
Address
Strada Nicolae Titulescu 1
915200 Fundulea

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ion Toncea (Dr.)
TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 158 728,25
Address
Oak Park
R93 Carlow

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mark Ryan (Dr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 111 797
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tom Kuhlman (Dr.)