Funding: Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, European Union
Coordinator: French International Institution for Agricultural Research, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, INRA, France
Time period: May 2017 - April 2022
Consortium partners: The SolACE project brings together 25 partners form 14 European countries
A new approach to overcoming difficulties in plant cultivation caused by a lack of water and nutrients
The aim of European agriculture is to maintain and further improve agricultural productivity. At the same time, the amount of available nutrients, particularly of nitrogen and phosphorous is limited. As the amount of precipitation decreases and it often becomes unpredictable, and a lack of water is an increasingly common occurrence on the continent. The SolACE project investigate new methods to ensure adequate productivity in case of stress caused by a combination of a lack of water and nutrients.
SolACE utilizes a wide range of research methods, including on-farm research, tests performed on experimental sites, and small-scale field experiments. It also uses the results of phenotype analyzing platforms.