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).