On this page we will keep you updated on project results. We will share our output and give you a view of our progress.
In January 2020 we finished Work Package 1 “Research Toolbox”. This WP is led by the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB). The aim of this work package is to assess the current scientific and technical options available to improve crop plants, of course without compromising crop quality.
One of the aims of WP1 was to do literature research and data-mining to get a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in the field. We developed a system curating the latest available information in scientific literature, compiled by scientific experts in the subtasks of Yield, Nutritional Quality and Sustainability. This has resulted in a compiled spreadsheet listing the state-of-the-art research topics, technologies, genes and traits that could have implications to crop improvement.
You can view and download the latest version of the actual databases here (Via Google Drive)
Scenario Building Workshops
In addition, ETP-Plants for the Future took the lead in organizing a “forward looking” workshop. In this workshop we developed future scenario’s how the different options to improve crop plants would work out when extrapolating the current state-of-the-art.
As we look back on the first year of CropBooster-P we can conclude that a lot of progress has been made and a lot of work has been done.
CropBooster-P is organized into 5 operational work packages: WP1, Research Toolbox; WP2, Economic, Social and Environmental Impact; WP3, Societal Needs and Expectations; WP4, International Cooperation; WP5, Strategy Development. Together, the operational WPs will develop our “Roadmap to future-proof our plants”. In addition, the project knows two supporting work packages: WP6, Management, Office and Stakeholder Involvement, and WP7, Ethical Requirements.
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