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Conference on DEVelopment of innovative ALTernative crops for the production of Natural Rubber

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The objective of the project is to organise a second international conference in Montpellier on alternative sources of natural rubber (guayule and Kazakh dandelion), 9 years after the European EU-PEARLS project in 2010, which brought together about a hundred scientists, most of whom are linked to the Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops (AAIC).

More specifically, the aim is to
- Promote the meeting of scientists working in the field of these crops, discuss the interest of the development of these two crops for industrialists, invite foreign speakers of international renown in the field, make the results of the projects underway in Montpellier better known,
- To interest new farmers from the LR/Occitania region, from France and from southern countries (Morocco, Tunisia, Kenya, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico) in guayule cultivation,
- Schedule field visits (agronomic plots and latex production pilot),
- To be the European conference associated with the AAIC conference scheduled in Tucson, Arizona in early September 2019.

Project Number : 1900-001

Year : 2019

Type of funding : SP

Project type : PC

Research units in the network : AGAP AMAP

Start date :
04 Nov 2019

End date :
05 Nov 2019

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Project leader :
Loic Brancheriau

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Budget allocated :
6000 €

Total budget allocated ( including co-financing) :
33384 €

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