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Chinese consortium was approved!

     

The overall objective of trans4num is to substantiate and broadly promote nature-based solutions (NBS) innovations for sustainable agriculture in Europe and China. To realise its objective, trans4num will use a social-ecological transformation (SET) framework tailored to study 20 NBS farm-level innovations in 7 regions with intensive farming systems: 4 in Europe (Denmark, Hungary, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom) and 3 in China.

Transformation for sustainable nutrient supply and management (trans4num) is an Innovation-Action (IA) Horizon Europe-funded project under the HORIZON-CL6-2022-ZEROPOLLUTION-01-03 - EU-China international cooperation on nature-based solutions for nutrient management in agriculture call.

In Europe, project activities started in December 2022, while the Chinese consortium project was only approved in June 2023 - we are both excited and curious to explore collaboration with our Chinese partners.

Project activities will be implemented in an aligned approach, both content-wise and methodologically, which means that the Work Package (WP) structure and task formulation are as similar as possible. Project outputs are expected to contribute to similar objectives and, thus, can be comparatively appreciated and assessed.

The Chinese project consortium reunites the following organisations:

  • AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION INSTITUTE OF CHINESE ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (AII-CAAS)
  • INSTITUTE OF CORP SCIENCE CHINES ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE (ICS-CAAS)
  • SOUTHWEST UNIVERSITY (SWU)
  • INSTITUTE OF PLANT NUTRITION AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES, HENAN ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (HAAS)
  • TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY (THU)
  • CENTER FOR AGRI-FOOD QUALITY AND SAFETY, MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS (AQSC, MARA)
  • RESEARCH CENTER FOR RURAL ECONOMY, MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE (RCRE, MARA)
  • HENEN AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT FUND INVESTMENT CO., LTD. (HADFIC)
  • CHINA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY (CAU)

On Sept 26th an introductory webinar was held where the Chinese consortium presented their proposals for the Nature-based solutions (NBS) sites and topics to be studied throughout the project :

  • Straw return and nutrient management in maize-soybean rotation system in Northeast China
  • Sustainable grassland and livestock management in China
  • Nutrient management based on NBS in southwest China
  • Nutrient management and straw return in North China Plain

On November 1st, the official kick-off meeting of the project will take place. Our coordinators from Hohenheim University will be present and will share on-the-spot updates regarding the activities in China.

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