Aim of the co-funded call
The first transnational joint call for research projects (co-funded by the EC) within the framework of SusCrop aimed at the selection of projects that will significantly contribute to the sustainable production of crops. It is intended to fund projects for a maximum of three years according to national regulations.
In a two-phase submission process 88 eligible pre-proposals were peer reviewed and ranked by a panel of international experts. Based on the ranking and the available national/regional funding, 26 research consortia were invited to submit a full proposal. After peer review and ranking of the full proposals by the same evaluation panel, the Call Steering Committee recommended 13 consortia for funding within the limits of available national/regional and EC funding.
You can download the Call Documents of the cofunded Call 2018 here:
Please find more details of these research projects in the individual sections on the right side of the screen.
|ID||Project title||Project acronym||Coordinator||Countries involved (Coordinator in bold)|
|55||Applying and Combining Disturbance and Competition for an agro-ecological management of creeping perennial weeds||AC/DC-weeds||University of Rostock (UR)||DE, NO, FI, DK, FR|
|77||Advanced tools for breeding BARley for Intensive and SusTainable Agriculture under climate change scenarios||BARISTA||Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria (CREA)||IT, FI, ES, DE, DK, UK, EE, PL|
|106||Diploid Inbreds For Fixation, and Unreduced GAmetes for Tetraploidy – A novel Fixation-Restitution Breeding method for potato||DIFFUGAT||Agriculture and Food Development Authority||IE, NL, DE, DK|
|113||Increasing productivity and sustainability of European plant protein production by closing the grain legume yield gap||LegumeGap||University of Helsinki||FI, DE, PL, LV, UK, FR, NL, ES|
|125||Valorization of fibres from nettle grown on marginal lands in an agro-forestry cropping system||NETFIB||Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC)||FR, IT, UK, DE, AT|
|92||Harnessing the potato-microbiome interactions for development of sustainable breeding and production strategies||potatoMETAbiome||University of Groningen||NL, DE, AT, IE, FR, PL|
|43||Developing improved Vicia faba breeding practices and varieties to drive domestic protein production in the European Union||ProFaba||Aarhus University||DK, FI, DE, ES, FR, UK, IE|
|66||Delivering novel maize genotypes with improved resilience and PROductivity through the application of predictive breeding technologies to modulate STRIGolactone levels||PROSTRIG||University of Lleida||ES, UK, DE|
|57||Resilience to salinity in tomato||ROOT||Wageningen University||NL, IT, DE, FR|
|84||Development of lodging-resistant and climate-smart rye – a contribution to a sustainable cereal production in marginal environments||RYE-SUS||HYBRO Saatzucht GmbH & Co. KG||DE, AT, CA, EE, FI, PL, NO|
|47||Tomato and eggplant nitrogen utilization efficiency in Mediterranean environments||SOLNUE||Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria||IT, ES, FR|
|94||Developing resilience and tolerance of crop resource use efficiency to climate change and air pollution||SUSCAP||Stockholm Environment Institute York||UK, NO, IT, DE, RO, ES|
|36||Knowldege-driven genomic predictions for sustainable disease resistance in wheat||WheatSustain||Norwegian University of Life Sciences||NO, AT, DE, IE, CA, US, MX|