26/08/2021: CHANGE UP PROJECT KICK-OFF MEETING
On the occasion of the CHANGE-UP project kick off meeting, on August 26 researchers from 7 institutions from 5 Mediterranean countries met online.
The kick off meeting was attended by all consortium partners with representatives from Univesity of Parma (Italy, coordinator), Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (Italy), National Center for Scientific Research (France), National Agronomic Research Institute of Algeria (Algeria), National Institute of Agricultural Research of Tunisia (Tunisia), FPL – Université Abdelmalek Essaadi (Morocco).
During the meeting, representatives of each participating institution made presentations to explain what tasks they will perform and their respective responsibilities.
12-13/11/2021: SOIL SAMPLING ACTIVITIES IN MOROCCO
On November 2021, soil sampling campaign to perform physical and chemical analyses in Jahjouka, Boujediane, Krimda and FPL-Smart sites, Morocco.
30/05/2022: OPEN DAY IN PARMA – ITALY
On May 30, 2022, the Stuard farm opened the door to a tour of the Change-Up project’s experimental fields. The event kicked-off with a presentation of the project by coordinator Gianni Galaverna. Participants were then able to visit the experimental fields of evolutionary populations (EPs) and fill out an appreciation questionnaire of the EPs in the trials.
06/06/2022: FIELD DAYS IN ALGERIA
Field day demonstration of the trials were organized for farmers, researchers and students in Algeria in the 3 experimental fields. The locations were: Oum el Bouaghi and Beni Mestina on May 24th and 26th, respectively, and Setif on June 6th. The trials were described by Dr. Benbelkacem, INRAA. Events were also disseminated on the local press (Cirta FM).
15-17/06/2022: POSTER PRESENTATION AT THE AISTEC CONGRESS
A poster about the Change-UP project was presented by Prof. Visioli (UNIPR) at the XXII AISTEC Congress “Cereali e Scienza: resilienza, sostenibilità e innovazione” in Portici, Naples, Italy.
01-02/07/2022: INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS “AGROBIODIVERSITY IN THE FACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE: CHALLENGES AND PERSPECTIVES”
An oral communication on the results of Change-UP project was given by Dr. EL FATEHI during the International Congress, Polydisciplinary Faculty Larache (UAE), Morocco.
19-20/09/2022: PROJECT ANNUAL MEETING IN PARMA, ITALY
On September 19-20, 2023, at the Sant’Elisabetta Center, Campus, University of Parma, Italy, the project partners met to present and discuss the results obtained. On this occasion, it was possible to visit the facilities of the Stuard Experimental Farm (Parma), which collaborates within the project for field trials on evolutionary populations.
09-10/12/2022: 22nd SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH DAYS IN MOROCCO
An oral communication on the Change-UP project was given by Dr. EL FATEHI during the 22nd Scientific Research Days, Polydisciplinary Faculty Larache (UAE), Morocco.
23-28/04/2023: EGU GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN WIEN
A poster entitled “Impact of evolutionary populations on soil organic matter characteristics” was presented in the section “Plant traits, adaptation, and biogeochemical cycles – from measurements to models” by Dr. Rumpel and Dr. Vedere at the EGU General Assembly 2023 in Wien.
18-19/05/2023: MEETING THE ADVISORY BOARD IN ROME
On May 18-19, 2023, the results of CHANGE-UP obtained up to now by the various partners of the project were presented to the Advisory Board in a hybrid meeting at Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Centre for Engineering and Agro-Food Processing (CREA), Rome. In this occasion it was possible to visit the facilities of CREA laboratories to produce flour and the pilot plants for the transformation and production of pasta and bakery products. Partners had the opportunity to taste pizza and focaccia produced with the flours of wheat evolutionary populations and einkorn from the project fields. A trip at the experimental fields of Montelibretti (RM, Italy) was also organized to observe the second year of Evolutionary Populations and New Perennial Grain field trials.
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