THANKS to all participants and speakers for being part of this successful FINAL EVENT of PANACEA Network
Final event that took place last 22nd of February 2021 where achievements, limitations and opportunities of Non-food #crops near-to-practice where highlighted. THe event was supported by (#FOCUS GROUPS 40, EUREKA, EURAKNOS, 4CE-MED, MAGIC and UNTWIST projects, 71 participants from more than 12 different EU countries followed up the online session of the event.
Following the agenda, the PANACEA project leader Dr. Efthymia Alexopoulou from CRES wellcomed participants to the FINAL EVENT. We had the opportunity to learn with the great presentation of Dr. Federicca Zanetti from UNIBO, partner of the project sharing the main outcomes. “At least 29 Non Food Crops are ready to enter to European boibased market ” “Since the begining of PANACEA project many of these crops recefived new funding for their development demostrating that they are really near to practice (i.e. camelina, carinata, poplar…)” ” Crop diversification will definitely promote and sustain biodiversity across Europeand NFC could represent a valuable resource in this prespective”;
Dr.John Verhoeven from WUR partner of PANACEA for that clear presentation about the role of Non Food Crops in the renaissance of the rural areas from farmers prespective;
Dr. Panoutsou Calliope from Imperial Colleage of London presented an overwiew of the roadmaps target, crops, biobased markets and the Co-creation of actions for NFC in Bioeconomy;
Mr. Sylvain MARSAC representing ARVALIS, PANACEA partner, shared the training material developed in the frame of the project oriented to agronomist and farmers and elaborated with their contribution with a practice approach;
Mr Panagiotis Stamatelopoulos from Agricultural University of Athens, project partner too, prsented one of the main results of PANACEA Network “The NON FOOD CROPS PLATFORM“ available in PANACEA website.
Closing the first session of that interesting FINAL EVENT, INICIATIVAS INNNOVADORAS, Spanish partner of the project dealing with Communication and Dissemination actions suggested a live voting activity in order to have feedback from the participants. The results of the survey will be soon available in the website in the Library section.
During the second session of the event Dr. Isabela Donnely (ISA) from EIP AGRI presented the FocusGroup40 of Sustainable Industrial Crops; Dr. Efthymia Alexopoulou from CRES presented MAGIC a linked project to
panacea_h2020 that aims to provide a sustainable cultivation on industrial crops on marginal lands. Also Prof. Andrea Mont from UNIBO presented the supporting project 4CE-MED that is taking place in the mediterranean area. Then, Dr. Claudia Jonak from AIT, presented UNTWIST project “Uncover and promote to temperature and water stress of Camelina Sativa“. Finally Prof. Pieter Spanoghe from University of Gent presented EUREKA and EURAKNOS initiatives.
Closing the second session with the very interesting presentations of EU projects supporting this final event and sharing knowledge, INICIATIVAS INNOVADORAS propossed a second interactive survey that was opened to all the participants and speakers with a feedback of more than 80% of the audience.
Thanks to all participants and speakers for making possible this successful FINAL EVENT.
Speakers Presentations and Survey Results will be soon available in PANACEA library section.
Congrats to all of PANACEA Partners for making this NON FOOD CROPS Network possible!