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Vast volumes of data from satellites in space, drones in the air and sensors on the ground will be harnessed by a pioneering EU-funded project that promises to revolutionise farming, land use, agricultural sustainability and food security.
Published: 19 September 2018
Our soil is a vital environmental resource which is increasingly coming under threat. EU-funded research is assessing the impact of soil degradation on a range of ecosystem services to find ways of protecting and restoring soils across Europe.
Published: 18 September 2018
Published: 30 July 2018
With EU backing and contributions from German research groups and the Bulgarian government, a project is laying the foundations for a pioneering new centre focused on plant systems biology and biotechnology, to bridge pure and applied knowledge in this fascinating and growing scientific field.
Published: 9 July 2018
From local recycling schemes to community-led business start-ups, social innovation can drive the revitalisation of marginalised areas where markets and public administrations have failed. EU-funded researchers are studying examples of social innovation and exploring how best practices can be shared across Europe and beyond.
Published: 4 July 2018
An EU-funded business accelerator has led to the successful launch of 10 European businesses in the agrifood sector. These now provide key technology products and services - fostering innovation and competitiveness.
Published: 13 June 2018
Published: 11 June 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.
Published: 29 May 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.
Published: 16 February 2018
Rising temperatures due to climate change are reducing crop yields, which compromises food security. EU-funded researchers are working to make wheat less susceptible to heat so that it remains a safe and reliable food source.
Published: 1 February 2018