The FAO estimates a 34% increase in the world population by 2050. As a result, the productivity of important staple crops such as cereals and horticultural species needs to be boosted by an estimated 43%.
Knowledge obtained from essential plant and soil sciences must be connected to innovative applications in agriculture and plant cultivation. Hence, sustainable biological practices such as biofertilisers (compost and microorganisms) that boost plant yield, quality or even novel functionality, and tolerance to abiotic stresses should be exploited to improve agricultural production.
This project addresses a global food system good for the consumer, for the planet and for the farmer. It aims at:
*At the time of the proposal. Please consider this data as an accurate estimate; it may vary during the project’s lifespan.
Total costs include in kind contribution by grant holders and can therefore be higher than the total requested funding.