The four selected projects involve partners from France and Italy as well as from the south and international agricultural research centers and initiatives, notably GRISP (Global Rice Science Partnership).
Eight proposals were submitted under this Call for a combined funding request of €4.8M, the full cost of all the projects being €11.2 M. The proposals were evaluated by international experts using the criteria listed in the Call's Terms of Reference.
Below are the four projects selected under this Call:
Studying the evolution of reproductive development in the Oryza genus for the improvement of modern cultivated rice
Co-leaders: Stéphane Jouannic (IRD, UMR DIADE) and Martin Kater (Università degli Studi di Milano)
Partners: International Joint Laboratory "Rice Functionnal Genomics and Plant Biotechnology" (France/Vietnam); International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT); Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP)
Funding: € 450 000
- Rice connections
Connecting biologies on rice disease resistance, drought tolerance and flowering time
Co-leaders: Jean-Benoit Morel (INRA, UMR BGPI) and Alberto Spada (Università degli Studi di Milano)
Partners: UMR AGAP; International Joint Laboratory "Rice Functionnal Genomics and Plant Biotechnology" (France/Vietnam); Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology, IBBA (Italy); International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT); Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP)
Funding: €550 000
Genomic selection for resources use efficiency in rice
Co-leaders: Nourollah Ahmadi (CIRAD, UMR AGAP) and Pietro Piffanelli (Parco Tecnologico di Padano)
Partners: UMR AGAP; UPR SCA; UMR QUALISUD; Centre National de Recherche appliquée au Développement Rural, Fofifa (Madagascar); Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy); Ente Nazionale Risi, ENR (Italy); Consiglio Ricerche in Agricoltura, CRA (Italy); International Rice Research Institute (IRRI); Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP)
Funding: €600 000
Scenario integrated assessment for sustainable rice production systems. Exploring plausible, probable and possible futures for sustainable rice production systems
Co-leaders: Santiago Lopez-Ridaura (INRA,UMR INNOVATION) and Stefano Bocchi (Università degli Studi di Milano)
Partners: UMR Innovation; UMR EMMAH ; L'Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Agronomiques de l'Université d'Antananarivo (Madagascar); Makeni University (Sierra Leone); Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment (IREA)- National Research Council (Italy); Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice); Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP)
Funding: €400 000
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