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Preparatory action to Boost Global Crop Yield for Food & Nutrition Security and to Fuel a Bioeconomy (CropBooster-P)

Description:

The CropBooster-P project brings together some of Europe’s most prestigious plant science institutions and stakeholder organizations who jointly will develop the blueprints for the crop varieties of the future. Increasing global crop productivity will be central in meeting some of the greatest challenges facing human kind. 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 use 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 aims to 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, the project will 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.

Project information

Lead

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Partners

VIB VZW, Belgium
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY, Netherlands
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE, Italy
EUROPESE ORGANISATIE VOOR WETENSCHAPPELIJK PLANTENONDERZOEK E.P.S.O. IVZW, Belgium
HEINRICH-HEINE-UNIVERSITAET DUESSELDORF, Germany
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom
JULIUS KUHN-INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR KULTURPFLANZEN, Germany
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS, France
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET, Denmark
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT, France
PLATE-FORME TECHNOLOGIQUE EUROPEENNE PLANTES POUR LE FUTUR, Belgium
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER, United Kingdom
UNIVERSITATEA DE STIINTE AGRICOLE SI MEDICINA VETERINARA CLUJ NAPOCA, Romania
EUROPEAN SEED ASSOCIATION, Belgium
Association de Coordination Technique Agricole, France

Source of funding

H2020-EU.3.2.1.1. - Increasing production efficiency and coping with climate change, while ensuring sustainability and resilience H2020-EU.3.2.2.2. - Healthy and safe foods and diets for all

Published in Climate-ADAPT Mar 19 2021   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Sep 10 2022

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