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ERA-NET for Coordinating Action in Plant Sciences

More:  Institutes 
Acronym: ERA-CAPS
Period: December 2012 till November 2014
Status: Completed

Institutes (18)  Top 
  • Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS), more
  • German Research Foundation (DFG), more
  • Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competiveness (MINECO), more
  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), more
  • Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS), more
  • Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO), more
  • The Research Council of Norway (RCN), more
  • Ministério da Ciência e da Tecnologia; Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), more
  • Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation (DASTI), more
  • Estonian research council (ETAG), more
  • Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), more
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development (MOARD), more
  • Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), more
  • Tallinn University of Technology; Marine Systems Institute (MSI), more
  • National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR), more
  • Latvian Academy of Sciences (LAS), more
  • Latvian Academy of Sciences (LAS), more
  • The National Science Foundation (NSF), more

Past improvements in our knowledge of plant biology and agronomy have underpinned large increases in crop yield and enhanced access to a far greater diversity of food on a global scale.
With an exponentially growing population (projected to increase from 6 billion to 9 billion by 2050), our planet is more than ever facing a unique challenge. Indeed, global demand for food is expected to increase by 50% by 2030 and to double by 2050, due to population growth and urbanisation. In the meantime, crops may play an increasing role in the so called “green chemistry”. It becomes, therefore, essential to ensure reliable production of safe food and renewable carbon supplies for green chemistry, without the use of excess land, energy, water, and chemicals.

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