Project: How to implement agroecological practices in organic greenhouse production in Europe

Acronym GreenResilient (Reference Number: 1866)
Duration 02/04/2018 - 02/04/2021
Project Topic GREENRESILENT demonstrates the potential and feasibility of an agroecological approach to organic greenhouse production. It allows the build-up of robust agroecosystems adapted to local climatic conditions in different European areas, with regard to both productivity and sustainability from an agronomic and environmental point of view. The consortium consists of scientists with multidisciplinary competences (agronomy, agroecology, soil chemistry, entomology, plant pathology, weed science, ecology) from eight countries with relatively large areas of protected organic production. The main expected result of GREENRESILIENT is the definition of innovative and resilient cropping systems for Mediterranean, Central and Northern European protected organic production. In five experimental sites (two in Mediterranean countries and three in Central and Northern countries), the cropping system will be redesigned to solve the main technical constraints of organic production in greenhouse in the area, improving its agronomic and environmental sustainability. The new strategies will be developed using a system approach and combining knowledge of different disciplines. The proposed strategy of a shift of the cropping paradigm for problem prevention and for establishment of robust agroecosystems is relevant for the CO Cofund call as it displays a practical option to solve many of the technological and environmental issues mentioned in Topic 1B. Since the project is characterised by an inter-disciplinary approach, scientific methods and work plans are integrated among partners and work packages. The majority of scientists involved have already worked together, being active participants of COST Action Biogreenhouse. A scientist from Austria, although not eligible for the Topic Plant production, participates in the consortium providing in-kind funding.
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Network CORE Organic Cofund
Call CORE Organic Call 2016

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Council for Agricultural Research and Agricultural Economy Analysis Coordinator Italy
2 Vegetable Research Centre Kruishoutem Partner Belgium
3 Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Partner Switzerland
4 Groupe de Recherche en Agriculture Biologique Partner France
5 Aarhus University Partner Denmark
6 Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management Partner Austria
7 Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics Partner Netherlands
8 Società Agricola Semplice LA COLOMBAIA Partner Italy
9 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Partner Sweden
10 Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research Partner Belgium
11 Agroscope Partner Switzerland
12 Stichting Wageningen Research Partner Netherlands