In the first SolACE newsletter, the key components of the project, such as the protocol handbook, novel breeding strategies and tools as well as the farmer networks are discussed. The newsletter also includes an interview with Philippe Hinsinger, the SoLACE coordinator. To read more, and to sign up for the next newsletter, see the links below.
FiBL is a partner in the SoLACE project, which will run from May 2017 to April 2022, and brings together a consortium of 25 partners from 14 European countries. Partners include farmers and farmers’ organisations, advisory services, cooperatives, logistics providers, scientists, industry professionals, and representatives of civil society and rural areas. SolACE is coordinated by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA).
In the SolACE project, FiBL will test bread wheat genotypes under different fertilization regimes and tillage intensities for two years. In addition, FiBL will be responsible for performing various soil and microbial analyses from other partners’ trials. Furthermore, FiBL will test the best innovations within its network of on-farm trials (bread wheat) and evaluate the economic sustainability of all tested innovations, combined with an LCA approach. Finally, FiBL is in charge of the website, PR and dissemination tasks.
SolACE - "Solutions for improving Agroecosystem and Crop Efficiency for water and nutrient use" is supported by the European Union's HORIZON 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement no 727247 and by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) under contract number 17.00094.
Laura Kemper, FiBL Switzerland
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