Develop novel climate resilient ideotypes and breeding technologies to significantly sustain cereal productivity and value chains in Europe.
Demonstrate about one third productivity increase, which in five-year perspective means more than a double annual growth rate (USDA). This is possible through technologies implemented within the project, and the improved productivity in other cropping systems owing to the technologies transferred from C4FUTURE.
Fortifying and Enhancing Resilience in C4 Crops for Current and Future Climate Change Adversities
36 Months ( 04 / 2021 to 03 / 2024 )
C4FUTURE - ID:27
Enhancement of new and/or predictive breeding technologies and the development of new genotypes leading to new phenotypes towards the release of improved crop varieties that are capable to adapt to future changes in environmental and climatic conditions. Projects could also target improvement of variety selection processes to support agroecological practices.
Improvement of resource-use efficiency of cropping systems by agroecological approaches to increase the efficiency of nutrient, water and energy utilisation. This could include the use of improved crops.
Cereals, Mineral nutrition, Natural variation, Resource Use Efficiency, Root system architecture
Phenotyping crop plants at an early development stage in controlled environments.
Testing crop resilience towards resource stress in field conditions for adaptative plasticity breeding purpose.
Uncovering genetic variation and integration of whole-genome marker information into prebreeding for plant resilience to resource stress.
Co-innovative preparation, stakeholder engagement, communication, dissemination and outreach.