Featured projects about Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, maritime and martime inland water research and bio-economy

E.g., 20-10-2018
E.g., 20-10-2018
  • Developing a taste for high-protein plants

    04/06/2018
    An EU-funded project is investigating protein-rich crops in Europe as attractive alternatives to meat - a means to reduce the environmental impact of livestock on the planet and provide farmers with a new source of income.
  • Protecting drinking water from farm pollutants

    04/06/2018
    An EU-funded study is exploring agricultural practices and EU policies related to drinking water quality and the use of pesticides and nitrogen. Results will inform an integrated EU response to a major environmental and health challenge.
  • A new secretariat for the International Research Consortium on Animal Health

    14/02/2017
    Alex Morrow - DEFRA
    On 27 January 2016, key representatives of the Animal health community joined in Brussels to launch the International Research Consortium (IRC) on Animal Health. Less than one year later, thanks to Horizon 2020 funding, a new Scientific Secretariat for this IRC is up and running.
  • New patented biomass techniques boost sustainability

    01/04/2016
    An EU-funded project has developed new ways of converting biomass in Brazil into a range of higher value-added products, helping to cut waste, reduce fossil fuel dependence and strengthen sustainable paper-making practices. Several new technologies are now being exploited by project partners and licensed third parties.
  • Research collaboration key to communicating importance of oceans

    01/03/2016
    The Respon-SEA-ble project aims to help raise awareness of our individual and collective responsibility towards maintaining healthy oceans through better targeted communication. A change in behaviour will help to reduce man’s impact on marine ecosystems and open up new opportunities to explore the ocean's potential.
  • EU project offers fresh perspective on climate change and food safety

    11/02/2016
    The global fresh produce supply chain must take into account climate change in order to ensure food safety, warn EU-funded researchers.
  • Fresh resources from food processing

    15/12/2015
    When oil-seed plants and fish are processed, how can we use the parts not traditionally used in food? How about food ingredients, skincare and pesticides? EU-funded researchers have demonstrated sustainable ways to get the most out of produce. Companies are already building factories and machines to put the results to good use.
  • Tracking the actors of innovation in agriculture

    29/10/2015
    The times when all farmers needed was a fertile plot of land are long gone. Today, they need input from many sources to do their job. Agricultural knowledge and information systems (AKIS) provide farmers with knowledge on agricultural innovations; an EU-funded project took stock to better understand these systems.
  • Mapped land-use data for farmers and forest managers

    23/10/2015
    Farmers and forest managers need to monitor vital land management activities and changes in vegetation. They are just two potential end-users of a comprehensive new satellite-based earth monitoring system providing free, full and open mapping data to boost management and protection of the environment.
  • How farms can help tackle antimicrobial resistance

    23/10/2015
    A comprehensive study of farming practices is underway as part of an EU-funded project to help tackle the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in humans.

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