SolACE

SolACE (SOLu­tions for improv­ing Agroe­cosys­tem and Crop Effi­cien­cy for water and nutri­ent use) is look­ing at ways to improve agroe­cosys­tem and crop effi­cien­cy for water and nutri­ent use. A num­ber of LEAF pota­to grow­ers will share their exper­tise to project part­ners, oth­er farm­ers and sci­en­tists. We will also be lead­ing on the dis­sem­i­na­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion aspects of the project, includ­ing devel­op­ing fact­sheets, short videos and pol­i­cy briefs. SolACE runs for five years.

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The goal of SolACE - Solutions for improving Agroecosystem and Crop Efficiency for water and nutrient use - is to help European agriculture face major challenges, notably increased rainfall variability and reduced use of N and P fertilizers for both economic and ecological purposes. SolACE will design solutions (strategies and tools) that combine novel crop genotypes and agroecosystem management innovations to improve water and nutrient use efficiency. It will look at a range of agricultural contexts across pedo-climatic regions and farming systems of Europe.

The SolACE project has 25 partners in 14 countries and is funded under the European Union's research and innovation programme Horizon 2020 (http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020).