PANACEA Network held a 3rd meeting in London, hosted by Imperial College at London Weeks Building. The meeting were focused on the review of the progress on the first 18 months of the project and the planning of upcoming activities.
We are glad thus to report the upcoming activities and events for the next months:
UNIBO has already identified a list of R&I projects from the last years focusing on Non-Food Crops (NFC). This inventory will be updated all along the project. The assessment of the NFC taking into consideration technical, economic, social environmental aspects will follow in 2019. Further information on this link.
PANACEA is still gathering feedback from farmers and bio-industries’ needs vis a vis NFC as feedstock and raw material. You can still contribute filling in the Farmers and Bio-based Industries questionnaires. Wageningen Research will exploit results from questionnaires and findings made public by the end April 2019.
Following the successful first period Value Chain Events held by PANACEA partners in the first period, PANACEA partners are planning for the coming months the Value Chain Events in PANACEA countries that you can find at PANACEA website calendar.
PANACEA has also held las 27th march in London the second of three EU wide Value Chain Events. The event was organized with MAGIC and COSMOS projects and has been the perfect venue for producers and bio-based industries to meet and get to know successful cases about non-food oilseed crops such as camelina, crambe, safflower, castor, cuphea, etc. as well as several specialty crops for value-added biochemicals and biomaterials. Information about the event available at PANACEA website.
Next Conference on “Valuable crops for Chemical Industry” at 6th International Environmental Best Practices will take place on 22nd-26th September 2019 at Olsztyn, Poland.
We are also glad to report that a comprehensive exercise in the identification of actors relevant in the NFC and bioeconomy fields has been conducted by partners under Imperial College London’s coordination, as a first step to build a Multi-Actor Forum. You can check the overview of identified stakeholders in this link. If you are interested to get further information PANACEA and about new NFC Value Chain, you can join our community, by filling in the Stakeholders Feedback Facility in our Community.
PANACEA Platform is under development by Agricultural University of Athens, to become very soon, with a first batch of services and functionalities, including access and information to the R&I projects database and trials experience identified by PANACEA in all EU countries. This will allow interested farmers or bio-based industries to identify and contact successful cases in the NFC and country of their choice.
Training materials aimed at agronomists, farmers and agricultural students are under development by Imperial College London, ACTA and Spanish Coops. Materials will be available soon where training sessions will be held with referred target groups.
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