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Food production must be doubled, so action is needed now!

René Klein Lankhorst, project leader of CropBooster-P explains in this Dutch article why we need to double food production. And more important, why we need to act now!

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Citizens jury wants gene technology but subject to conditions

The use of new breeding technology is necessary to realize the full objectives of CropBooster-P. But what is the opinion of society about using these techniques?

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WUR gives away CRISPR IP licenses in fight against hunger

To fulfill the objectives of CropBooster-P, we need new breeding techniques. We therefore fully applaud and support the decision of Wageningen University & Research to provide free licenses for their patented CRISPR-technology.

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Presentations Versailles meeting online (WP4 and WP5)

In WP4 expert panels were assembled to define scientific and technical strategies. These panels produced a number of draft review papers and research visions which were further discussed in the so-called Versailles meeting.

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Event: Farm to Fork Conference 2021: October 14 & 15

The second Farm to Fork Conference – Building sustainable food systems together, will take place on 14 and 15 October 2021 and will be a virtual event.

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Exploring the potential of the NPEC facilties

Exploring the potential of the NPEC facilties

Developing a roadmap for the introduction of new crop varieties in current agricultural practice is an important goal of the CropBooster-P consortium.

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How to adapt in-person focus groups to the online environment

How researchers approach fieldwork and data collection has been affected by the restriction of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Opinion Paper published 'Designing the Crops for the Future'

Read our Opinion Paper in the Special Issue of Biology: Crop Improvement Now and Beyond. We pledge for a large-scale pan-European research program to future proof our crops.

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Newsletter 3 of CropBooster-P issued

We have issued our third CropBooster-P Newsletter.

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Alexandra Baekelandt presents CropBooster-P at PBE2021

Alexandra Baekelandt (VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, Ghent, Belgium) presented during Plant Biology Europe 2021 (PBE2021).

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