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Breeding to Optimise Chinese Agriculture

Objective

OPTICHINA (Breeding to Optimise Chinese Agriculture) aims to link the crop breeding research activities carried out by European and Chinese researchers. This Co-ordination Action build on previous and ongoing collaborative research experience of European and Chinese partners collaborating in this consortium. To date there have not been specific actions devoted to coordination of breeding research activities for better crop adaptation to abiotic stresses. Despite this European and Chinese scientists have been collaborating in a number of EC-funded research projects from 5th and 6th FP, together with other projects from specific EU member States, aimed at breeding the major grain crops for improved adaptation to abiotic stresses. OPTICHINA will focus specifically on research requirements to breeding for improved adaptation to abiotic stresses and sustainability of major herbaceous crops in both China and Europe. This require an integrative approach linking diverse disciplines and scales.This Co-ordination Action will integrate Chinese and European scientists internationally recognized as experts in different areas around crop breeding and adaptation to major abiotic stresses and avenues to raise yield potential. Coordinators and partners of different International Cooperation European projects together with Chinese researchers with high ranking of bilateral collaboration between China and Europe will actively participate.

The specific aims of the OPTICHINA initiative are:
To support networks of European agricultural scientists working with China.
To develop an inventory of experimental resources and datasets.
To ensure adoption of existing knowledge and technology and the implementation of best practices.
To fund short training visits of Chinese researchers in other laboratories
To build links between research scientists working in molecular, genetic, bioinformatics and physiological, environmental research and the end users of their science.
To build up fut

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2010-4
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 165 941
Administrative Contact
Xavier Gutierrez (Mr.)

Participants (6)

ROTHAMSTED RESEARCH LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 131 263
Address
West Common
AL52JQ Harpenden
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Martin Afan John Parry (Prof.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 71 958
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Fernie Alisdair (Dr.)
JOHN INNES CENTRE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 28 890
Address
Norwich Research Park Colney
NR4 7UH Norwich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mary Anderson (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE LLEIDA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 38 253
Address
Placa Victor Siurana 1 1
25003 Lleida
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carme Gallart (Ms.)
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
China
EU contribution
€ 32 335
Address
Zhongguancun South Street 12
100081 Beijing
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jiankang Wang (Dr.)
CHINA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
China
EU contribution
€ 31 084
Address
Yuanmingyuan Xilu 2 Haidian District
100193 Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yan Jianbing (Prof.)