ReCROP – Bioinocula and cropping systems: na integrated biotechnological appraoch for improving crop yield, biodiversity and resilience of Mediterranean agro-ecosystems


The ReCROP project aims to redesign Mediterranean farming systems for greater resilience and productivity by focusing on the development of sustainable agricultural production systems through the combined use of biotechnological tools and environmentally friendly agronomic practices. This will enable agricultural systems to combat climate change by improving biodiversity, soil fertility and water conservation.

  1. Implement and validate widely adaptable agroecological farming
  2. Devise new bioinoculant formulations to enhance soil biodiversity and functioning, plant health and yields of the target crops
  3. Provide a new tool based on omics technologies to help farmers in the decision-making process through the assessment of soil biodiversity profiles for the prediction of crop suitability
  4. Characterize from a socioeconomic point of view the main drivers to encourage farmers to switch towards greener practices and promote their acceptability
  5. Foster innovative sustainable solutions for ecological farming systems involving the views of local stakeholders and providing guidelines to  improve the resilience of Mediterranean target crops

Project Partners:
NEIKER | Instituto Vasco de Investigación y Desarrollo Agrario (Spain)
UPVM-CEFE - Université Paul Valéry Montpellier - Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (France)
UM-CEE-M - University of Montpellier - Center for Environmental Economics – Montpellier (France)
CSIC - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain)
IRET-CNR - Istituto di Ricerca sugli Ecosistemi Terrestri (Italy)
FSTG - Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, Université Cadi Ayyad (Morocco)
FOAFU - Fayoum University, Faculty of Agriculture, Soils and Water Department (Egypt)
ADVID - Associação Desenvolvimento da Viticultura Duriense (Portugal)
IDARN - Instituto para o Desenvolvimento Agrário da Região Norte (Portugal)
INAT - National Agronomic Institute of Tunisia, Carthage University (Tunisia)

Project Sheet

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