An innovative project CARINA (Carinata and Camelina boosting the sustainable diversification in agricultural production systems), funded by the HORIZON programme, is being launched at the University of Life Sciences in Poznań.
The project focuses on new sustainable and diversified agricultural systems, including the cultivation of two oilseed crops Brassica carinata L. Brown (known as Abyssinian cabbage or Ethiopian mustard) and Camelina sativa L. Crantz (goldfinch). The project aims to increase the biodiversity of the crops and to fit the aforementioned species into the crop rotations of farms interested in growing them.
The seeds of both plants provide high-quality oils that will be transformed into innovative bio-products. The project will be implemented by a team of 17 partners and five affiliates from Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Greece, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Poland, the UK, Serbia, Tunisia, Morocco and Switzerland.