Active Last updated: 25.02.2019
End: sep 2022
Start: oct 2018

Scientists from NIBIO and CAAS are working together using innovative technologies in order to improve productivity, food safety and sustainability in Chinese agriculture.

Financing details

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs contributes 18.8 million of a total budget of 20.2 million NOK.

In addition to Sinograin II, NIBIO and the Chinese partners, especially CAAS, have received four other grants from EU-China H2020, RCN (Research Council of Norway) - NSFC (National Natural Science Foundation of China) joint calls and The Ministry of Agriculture and Food in Norway.

This has a total funding of approximately 68-70 million NOK for a period of 3-4 years (2018-2022).

Around 40 NIBIO staff is working on those projects.

Status Active
Start - end date 01.10.2018 - 30.09.2022
Project manager Jihong Liu Clarke
Department Viruses, Bacteria and Nematodes in Forestry, Agriculture and Horticulture
Partners Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China Agriculture University (CAU, Heilongjiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences (HAAS), Harbin University (HAU), China National Rice Research Institute (CNRRI), Xinjiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences (XAAS).
Total budget NOK 20,2 mill

Globally demand for food is growing while arable land is declining. The UN ​predicts global food demand will ​increase by 60% by 2050​. However, only 20% of new food production is expected to come from expansion of new farming land.

A key to meeting the growing food demands will be a global shift towards more sustainable agricultural systems that reduce environmental footprints at the same time as increasing food production.

Precision farming and reduction of fertilizer and pesticide applications are two technologies that have proven to have great environmental and economic benefits in agricultural production in Norway.

Scientists from NIBIO, the Chinese Academy for Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and other Chinese partners will work together in a four-year project (Sinograin II) funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beijing, using such innovative technologies in an effort to improve productivity, food safety and sustainability in Chinese agriculture.

The project is a step forward from the work done in the project Sinograin I, and one of the several ongoing collaborative projects between NIBIO and CAAS in China focusing on climate smart and sustainable food production.

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Sinograin II participants from NIBIO visiting China National Rice Research Institute in Hangzhou in August 2019. Photo: Siri Elise Dybdal

 

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Jiangsan Zhao from NIBIO, Xueli Chen and Baoku Zhou from HAAS at field near Harbin where fertilising trials have commenced. Photo:
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Scientists from NIBIO, the Chinese Academy for Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and other Chinese partners will work together in a four-year project (Sinograin II) funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beijing, using such innovative technologies in an effort to improve productivity, food safety and sustainability in Chinese agriculture. Photo: CAAS.