Agriculture and Food

Events - Agri-Food Waste Day - Conference - 17 October 2017, Brussels, Belgium The H2020 funded projects, AgroCycle and NoAW, are jointly hosting this event to present current thinking and developments in relation to the Circular Economy (CE) applied across the agri-food industry.
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Success Stories - Quinoa, amaranth: Ancient grains hold promising future The answer to future global food challenges may well come from the past. Since the 1960's, diets in many Western countries have relied heavily on meat. But with global food ...
Research Headlines - Disease-resistant cereals to strengthen food security Cereals such as maize, wheat and rice account for almost half of all food calories consumed worldwide, but millions of tonnes of these essential crops are lost to disease each ...
Success Stories - Green gold in our sea water Microscopic green algae may be the scourge of swimming pools, but scientists and businesses have started cultivating them on a large scale to explore how they could in fact improve ...
Events - CommBeBiz-communication workshop during the European Biotech Week 2017 - 27 September 2017, European Forestry House, Place du Luxemburg 66, 1000 Brussels How to spread the word about bioeconomy?
The communication workshop on bioeconomy is organised by "CommBeBiz" project funded by the European Commission, Horizon 2020, KBBE Programme and co-ordinated by Minerva ...
Research Headlines - Using DNA markers to revitalise the olive oil industry In a bid to foster a more sustainable and competitive olive-oil sector, the EU-funded BeFOre project is developing a molecular database of the most resilient olive varieties that have the ...
Success Stories - Ask-Valerie tool could speed up innovation in agriculture Farmers and foresters are under increasing pressure to produce more quality food while better managing and conserving natural resources and ecosystems. Having the right information and advice can help them ...
Events - 4th Conference of Joint Programme Initiative - Healthy Diet for Healthy Life (JPI HDHL ) - 1 December 2017 To work towards more societal impact of nutritional sciencewill be the main theme of the 4th JPI HDHL conference. The target audience is broad and includes not only funders and ...
Research Headlines - Is your olive oil the real deal? Europe produces 70 % of the world's olive oil, but is facing increasing competition. Its high price combined with a reputation as being healthy are attracting new producers from elsewhere, ...
Success Stories - More sustainable, healthier wine? We'll drink to that! EU-funded researchers have developed new yeast strains, providing winemakers with sustainable options to control vine pests, reduce the use of potentially harmful sulphite preservatives, and create new wine products - ...
Events - European Universities in the Energy Transition: Towards a Clean Energy Future - 23-24 October 2017, Brussels, Belgium From 23 to 24 October 2017, the European University Association (EUA) in collaboration with InnoEnergy, organise the 6th UNI-SET Energy Clustering Event (ECE).
The event “European Universities in the Energy ...
Events - Biomass from landscape conservation and maintenance work as a source of renewable energy - 21 November 2017, Brussels, Belgium Final conference of the greenGain project will be organised in cooperation with AEBIOM during its annual conference European Bioenergy Future on 21. 11. 2017.
The speakers will present interesting results ...
Events - EU funded "Progress" Project - final conference - 27 September 2017 The Final Conference of PROGRESS will be organised in conjunction with the European Biotechnology Week, on Wednesday September 27th, 2017 from 9:30 am to 04:30 pm at the Hotel Crowne ...
Research Headlines - Forecasting the impact of extreme weather on food security Farming can be hit hard by extreme weather events such as drought, heatwaves and severe frosts. An EU-funded project has developed new modelling tools to better forecast the impact of ...
Research Headlines - Cracking the shell secret to help shellfish farmers Shellfish are a significant source of food, yet we know very little about how they make their shells and how environmental factors affect them. The EU-funded CACHE project is finding ...
Research Headlines - Using science to select prize pigs The EU-funded MARKTHEPIG project is using pioneering genetic research techniques to uncover why particular physical traits occur in certain pigs. The project is expected to advance precision livestock breeding techniques ...
Research Headlines - Promoting pioneering food-processing technology By overcoming the bottlenecks and barriers hindering market uptake of innovative food-processing technologies, the EU-funded i3-Food project aims to reduce food waste and improve the quality and shelf life of ...
Research Headlines - FieldFOOD has its finger on the pulse of food processing The EU-funded FieldFOOD project is using innovative electric pulse technologies in a bid to make food processing more resource-efficient and cost-effective. Its solutions will be widely applicable across the sector, ...
Events - GRAIL Final Event - 20 September 2017, Barcelona, Spain The GRAIL project (FP7) has been built with 15 partners from 9 different countries with the aim of finalizing the solutions given previously to the valorization of glycerol and transform ...

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