SusCrop- ERA-NET

Cofund on Sustainable
Crop Production

FACCEJPI



09/03/2022

Flashnews - “Advanced tools for breeding BARley for Intensive and SusTainable Agriculture under climate change scenarios (BARISTA)”

Source: Luigi Cattivelli
Source: Luigi Cattivelli

BARISTA is developing and testing genomic prediction (GP) and crop simulation models (CSMs) to improve the efficiency of barley breeding for key traits relevant for sustainability and resilience: water- and nitrogen-use efficiency (WUE, NUE), culm architecture to improve lodging resistance, disease resistance and flowering time.


09/03/2022

Flashnews - “Developing improved Vicia faba breeding practices and varieties to drive domestic protein production in the European Union (ProFaba)”

Source: Alex Windhorst and Marcela Alejandra Mendoza Suarez
Source: Alex Windhorst and Marcela Alejandra Mendoza Suarez

Currently Europe produces only about 30% of the plant protein needed for supplementary protein in feed, resulting in import of 40 million tonnes of soya bean and soya meal per year. This imbalance in the European agricultural system is due to the lack of an economically competitive grain legume protein crop that can match cereals for farmer profits.


09/03/2022

Flashnews - “Valorization of fibres from nettle grown on marginal lands in an agro-forestry cropping system (NETFIB)”

Source: Michel CHALOT
Source: Michel CHALOT

NETFIB’s overall aim is to develop the capacity for farmers and other land managers to recover nettle as a fibre crop from marginal land, which would otherwise remain under-used. The project started to test the hypothesis that the yield of nettle biomass in agro-forestry systems on marginal land can be enhanced by manipulations of soil and microbes.


09/03/2022

Flashnews - “Increasing productivity and sustainability of European plant protein production by closing the grain legume yield gap (LEGUMEGAP)”

Source: Daniel Plaza Bonilla
Source: Daniel Plaza Bonilla

Legumes contribute to protein self-sufficiency and the sustainability of diets. They diversify cropping systems and farm businesses while reducing fertiliser and pesticide use, greenhouse gas emissions, land degradation and biodiversity loss. Nevertheless, grain legume production in Europe is low, partly due to sub-optimal management practices and gaps in farmers’ knowledge.


08/03/2022

Registration now open

Source: Aarhus University
Source: Aarhus University

SusCrop is currently planning several events incl. a seminar & a workshop between May 10-12, 2022, in Aarhus (Denmark).


23/02/2022

Pre-announcement of the 2022 Joint FACCE-JPI SusCrop Call on Agrobiodiversity

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FACCE-JPI and SusCrop have decided to join forces to put in place a Call for research projects addressing agrobiodiversity.