Featured projects about Agriculture & Forestry

E.g., 25-08-2019
E.g., 25-08-2019
  • The rural-city connection in sub-Saharan Africa

    23/09/2015
    Sub-Saharan Africa is modernising fast, changing the dynamic between town and countryside. What is the best way to manage the impacts on rural and urban communities? An EU-funded project is collecting data that helps policymakers make wise choices for inclusive development.
  • Reviving Europe's grassland farming

    23/09/2015
    Over the last 30 years, much of Europe's grassland has been lost to urban development and the intensive production of annual crops like green maize. But environmental and food safety concerns, coupled with doubts about the sustainability of today's intensive farming systems, have seen grassland farming making a comeback. An EU-funded project has presented its findings on the value of grasslands for biodiversity and productivity.
  • What’s in it for the legumes?

    18/09/2015
    Legumes fix nitrogen in the soil, helping other plants to thrive. But do they get anything in return? Indeed they do, says EU-funded research, if they’re combined with suitable non-leguminous crops.
  • Pioneering power generation from olive mill waste

    18/09/2015
    EU-funded researchers are looking to commercialise cutting-edge technology that converts toxic olive oil waste into heat and electricity, bringing environmental and economic benefits to some of the most underdeveloped regions of Europe.
  • Tapping demand for hormone-free goat’s milk

    08/09/2015
    EU-funded research has developed insemination strategies to help goats reproduce at any time of the year, without the use of hormones. This means year-round, hormone-free goat’s milk.
  • Pioneering power generation from olive mill waste

    07/09/2015
    EU-funded researchers are looking to commercialise cutting-edge technology that converts toxic olive oil waste into heat and electricity, bringing environmental and economic benefits to some of the most underdeveloped regions of Europe.
  • Making green organic fertiliser from bones

    06/09/2015
    EU-funded researchers have developed a zero-emission method of recycling organic phosphorous fertiliser from animal bones. They aim to help farmers cut down on chemicals – saving them money and making food production safer and greener.
  • Crops in space: sustainability lessons for planet Earth

    27/08/2015
    The TIME SCALE project is investigating the feasibility of growing food crops in space and whether this might provide astronauts with long-term supplies of food and oxygen. The findings could lay the foundations for a manned mission to Mars and also lead to more sustainable production back on Earth.
  • Sunny days ahead for seasonal-to-decadal climate forecasting

    19/08/2015
    If your livelihood depends on the weather, you will need to plan ahead for the effects of global warming. But knowing that the climate will be different by 2100 doesn’t tell you much about conditions in the next few months or years. Luckily, climate predictions for the near future are becoming increasingly accurate and reliable, with help from EU-funded research.
  • Building bridges for Africa-EU scientific cooperation

    06/08/2015
    Researchers, politicians and policy-makers from Europe and Africa are addressing major social, economic and environmental challenges through EU-funded projects that aim to foster long-term collaboration in science, technology and innovation.

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