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DIVERFARMING

http://www.diverfarming.eu/index.php/en/

@Diverfarming

The aim of the DIVERFARMING project is to  develop and test different diversified cropping systems (rotations, multiple cropping and intercrops for food, feed and industrial products) under low-input practices, for conventional and organic systems for field case studies to increase land productivity and crops quality, and reduce machinery, fertilisers, pesticides, energy and water demands.

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DIVERIMPACTS

http://www.diverimpacts.net/ 

@DiverIMPACTS

 

The overall goal of DiverIMPACTS - Diversification through Rotation, Intercropping, Multiple Cropping, Promoted with Actors and value-Chains towards Sustainability - is to achieve the full potential of diversification of cropping systems for improved productivity, delivery of ecosystem services and resource-efficient and sustainable value chains.

DiverIMPACTS has 34 partners and is coordinated by INRA, the French National Institute for Agricultural Research. CRA-W, Belgium, acts as deputy coordinator.

 

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DIVERSIFY
https://www.plant-teams.eu/

@PlantTeams

 The four year Horizon 2020-funded DIVERSify project (2017-2021) aims to optimise the performance of crop species mixtures or ‘plant teams’ to improve yield stability, reduce pest and disease damage, and enhance stress resilience in agricultural systems. It focuses on improving the productivity and sustainability of European agriculture using an approach that has global relevance, learning from the experience of international researchers and stakeholders.

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ISQAPER
http://www.isqaper-project.eu/

@Isqaper

Increasingly, soil is recognized as a non-renewable resource because, once degraded, the restoration of its productivity is an extremely slow process. Given the importance of soils for crop and livestock production as well as for providing wider ecosystem services for local and global societies, maintaining the land in good condition is of vital importance. To manage the use of agricultural soils well, decision-makers need science-based, easy to apply and cost-effective tools to assess soil quality and function.

The most important aims the iSqaper project will work on are to: Integrate existing soil quality related information; Synthesize the evidence for agricultural management effects provided by long-term field trials; Derive and identify innovative soil quality indicators that can be integrated into an easy-to-use interactive soil quality assessment tool; Develop, with input from a variety of stakeholders, a multilingual Soil Quality Application (SQAPP) for in-field soil quality assessment and monitoring; Test, refine, and roll out SQAPP across Europe and China as a new standard for holistic assessment of agricultural soil quality; Use a trans-disciplinary, multi-actor approach to validate and support SQAPP.

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 LANDMARK

http://landmark2020.eu/

@Landmark2020

 LANDMARK is a European Research Project on the sustainable management of land and soil in Europe. The questions that LANDMARK aims to address are: “How can we make the most of our land? How can we ensure that our soils deliver on the many expectations we have of our land?”

LANDMARK is a pan-European multi-actor consortium of 22 partner institutes from 14 EU countries plus Switzerland, China and Brazil. These include universities, applied research institutes, Chambers of Agriculture, an SME and the European Commission that will develop a coherent framework for soil management aimed at sustainable food production across Europe. Landmark is led by Wageningen University and Research (WUR) and is supported by a series of organizations being part of our Stakeholder Steering Committee ( FAO, COPA-COGECA, EFI, EUFRAS, DG-AGRI, DG-ENV, EMBRAPA, EFSA, EEA, EIONET, etc.)

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LEGVALUE
@LEGumeVALUE

The goal of LEGVALUE is to pave the road to develop sustainable and competitive legume-based farming systems and agri-feed and food chains in the EU. To this end, the project will assess both the economic and environmental benefits for the EU agro industry to widely produce and use legumes in a sustainable manner. Using a list of 20 value chains reflecting the market diversity, and a list of 20 farm networks covering the diversity of grain legumes and fodder legumes species.

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RECARE

http://recare-hub.eu/

@RECARE_EU

The RECARE project which finished in 2018 brought together a multidisciplinary team of 27 different organisations to find ways of assessing the current threats to soils and finding innovative solutions to prevent further soil degradation across Europe.

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SmartSOIL

http://projects.au.dk/smartsoil/

@SmartSOIL_EU

 SmartSOIL (Sustainable farm Management Aimed at Reducing Threats to SOILs under climate change) was a research project in the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme (2011-2015).The projectidentified and developed options to increase C stocks and optimise C use (flows) whilst maintaining sustainable SOC stocks.

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SolACE

https://www.solace-eu.net/

 The goal of SolACE - Solutions for improving Agroecosystem and Crop Efficiency for water and nutrient use - is to help European agriculture face major challenges, notably increased rainfall variability and reduced use of N and P fertilizers.