Projects

NIBIO is a project driven research institute and collects approximately 100 million NOK annually in project funding from both national and international sources. A lot of activity is carried out through EU and EEA-projects and we also participate in research projects in Asia, Africa and Latin America. NIBIO coordinates several large international projects with a particular focus on food security and climate change. The list of projects is not complete.

Projects

IMG_2117

Division of Environment and Natural Resources

Greenhouse gas emissions from biogas digestate applications to rice production systems


Digestate, organic residues from biogas production, are good fertilizers. However, application of digestate can stimulate greenhouse gas production. Greenhouse gas emission from rice production is particularly problematic, because rice is grown flooded. This project, RICEDIG aims to find how digestate application affect greenhouse gas emissions in flooded rice production systems.

Active Updated: 14.11.2018
End: sep 2021
Start: oct 2018
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Beyond the genome: epigenetics of defense priming and climatic adaptation in plants


In this project we study epigenetic modifications involved in defenses priming against pests and pathogens and climatic adaptation in plants. These are novel research questions of great interest, both from a basic scientific perspective and from a climate change and crop protection perspective. Healthy, vigorous plants with flexible phenotypes that are well adapted to shifting environmental conditions provide better yield and more efficient carbon sequestration from the atmosphere, with less pesticide use. Understanding the molecular mechanisms of the epigenetic machinery will help inform how epigenetics may be exploited in plant breeding and crop management practices.

Active Updated: 13.10.2017
End: jul 2021
Start: jul 2016
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Integrated Carbon Observation System in Norway – Terrestrial Part ICOS


The terrestrial component of ICOS Norway aims at monitoring the Greenhouse gas (GHG) balance of key Norwegian land ecosystems and at understanding their response to climate change, variability and extreme events. In this first phase, we concentrate our efforts on forest ecosystems The terrestrial component is represented by a planned class 2 station located in Southeast Norway in the community of Hurdal, Akershus county. 

Active Updated: 02.11.2017
End: jun 2021
Start: jul 2016
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Division of Environment and Natural Resources

InnovAfrica


The multidisciplinary project InnovAfrica aims to integrate sustainable agriculture intensification systems and innovative institutional approaches with novel extension and advisory services. This will strengthen the adaptive capacity of smallholders in Sub-Saharan Africa, thus contributing to their productivity, profitability and nutritional benefits while at the same time reducing environmental impacts.

Active Updated: 06.10.2017
End: may 2021
Start: jun 2017