This 4-year project aims at promoting the sustainable development of resource-efficient and economically profitable industrial crops grown on marginal lands, considering that industrial crops can provide valuable resources for high added value products and bioenergy.
To achieve the project objective, an up-to-date database of existing resource-efficient industrial crops will be developed with information on their agronomic characteristics, input requirements, yield performance and quality traits for end-use applications.

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Download the FotoQuestGo App developed by the International Institut for Applied System Analysis (IIASA)

Every day, around 2.5 million m² of land in Europe are being built upon. These developments create a negative cost for the environment such as increased risk of flooding and loss of food security. The International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA) has developed an App called ‘FotoQuest Go’. With ‘FotoQuest Go’ you become a ‘citizen scientist’, documenting the environmental changes and helping researchers around the world to measure and evaluate environmental changes. In MAGIC, this data will help us to validate the marginal land maps that we are producing by having the most up to date information of what is actually growing in the field. You will find all further details by watching the video!

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The impact of MAGIC will be maximized by integrating sustainability aspects (covering environment, society and economy) of the value chains. Success stories of industrial crops in EU regions will be analysed addressing technical, environmental, economic and social issues to produce policy recommendations and best-practice guidelines for their promotion at local/regional level. The project results, database, maps and the DSS tool will be used as dissemination tools to increase farmers’ awareness and establish strong links with EIP AGRI.