PANACEA - A thematic network to design the penetration PAth of Non-food Agricultural Crops into European Agriculture

2 - Zero hunger; Research Projects; 2017; 2018; 2019; 2020

PANACEA aims to set up a thematic network to foster the effective exchange between research, industry and the farming community in order to increase the contribution of Non-Food Crops (NFC) to the European Bio-economy Strategy. NFC do not enter the food chains and are used to produce a wide range of bio-based products including
polymers, construction materials, pharmaceuticals, as well as bioenergy and fuels. But NFC are not widespread in European
agriculture, mainly due to challenges in supply chains and policy gaps.