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.


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Division of Biotechnology and Plant Health

LowImpact - ChiNor solutions for Low Impact climate smart vegetable production with reduced pesticide residues in food, soil and water resources

Current challenges in agricultural production practices include negative impacts on soil quality, environmental and food safety. Biochar technologies show promise as tools for climate smart and environmentally friendly agricultural production, both as tools to improve soil quality and impact greenhouse gas emission from soils and to reduce pesticide pollution to the environment and pesticide residues in food. However, there is a lack of studies integrating these concerns and designing joint solutions. The LowImpact project aims to develop such combined solutions for vegetable production in Chinese and Norwegian pedoclimates.

Active Updated: 15.01.2019
End: dec 2021
Start: jan 2019
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Agroforestry in Barents region

As productivity of forestry is lower in northern/arctic areas as compared to more southern locations, multiple use of forests should be emphasized in Barents region.  Agroforestry, a practice which intentionally combines agriculture and forestry to create integrated and sustainable land-use systems, is one potential but poorly understood and developed practice of forest multiple use. Agroforestry takes advantage of the interactive benefits from combining trees and shrubs with crops and/or livestock. Potential agroforestry practices suitable for Barents region conditions would be, for example, forest farming of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) like wild berries and mushrooms, effective utilization of wild herbs and production of high quality regional honeys.

Active Updated: 26.03.2019
End: oct 2021
Start: nov 2018

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: 10.05.2019
End: sep 2021
Start: oct 2018