HORIZON EUROPE Project TRIBIOME
Advanced tools for integration and synergistic interconnection of microbiome in resilient food system
About the Project
The TRIBIOME project aims to develop and implement a systemic solution to transform current food production systems working in a multiactor approach framework with 13 consortium partners from Spain, Italy, Finland, Belgium, Romania, Croatia and South Africa. The main vision is to deepen the knowledge and the study of microbiome of the soil and plant (micro-organisms and all their genetic material). This will be done by studying and looking in depth microbiome variabilities in Spain, Italy and South Africa. Then we will be able to analyse biotic and abiotic stress situations while modelling new tools to improve crop yields and agricultural production. The main goal of this project is to obtain advanced, improved and more nutritional food with the direct positive impact on the human and animal health.
The project aims to advance alignment with the Green Deal and Farm2fork strategies, by deepening the knowledge of soil/plant/animal and human microbiomes, as well as their interrelationships and interconnections, so that they can play a leading role in the resilience of food production systems in the near future.
TRIBIOME will face the main challenges such as the need to minimize resources, reduce the environmental impact and promote healthy and plant based food chain while feeding a constantly growing world population under the paradigm of climate change. This project aims to drive this concept from its base, establishing its central nucleus in current agricultural production systems based on the relevancy of the soil and plant microbiome, in order to produce more with less, through knowledge of microbial biodiversity and its interaction with the plant while developing novel technologies.
Particula Group’s Role
Particula Group is responsible for delivering Environmental and Safety assessment and analysis during the project duration period. The main objectives are to evaluate and quantify the total environmental impacts of the different TRIBIOME solutions (LCA), the economic costs and hot spots by life-cycle costing (LCC) and the social impact by social life-cycle assessment (SLCA).
This project has received funding from the European Union’a Horizon Europe research and innovation funding programme under Grant Agreement 101084485.