How can we improve food security in developing countries? Not all tropical countries are low income, but many low income countries are located in the tropical region. For this reason our main research aims at improving land management, increase the use of agrobiodiversity, and increase abiotic stress tolerance worsened by climate changes in tropical countries. The focus is to optimize the use of optimal cropping systems, crops and crop cultivars. The research group manages various projects, related to minor, under-utilized crops, focusing on food security under stressed, water scarce and saline conditions, affected by climate changes.
- “Development of high quality food protein through sustainable production and processing” (PROTEIN2FOOD) (2015-2020).
- “An integrated strategy for the conservation and use of underutilized Latin American agrobiodiversity” (LATINCROP) (2013-2017).
- “Promoting canahua in the extreme climatic conditions of the Bolivian altiplano: A highly nutritive crop with tolerance to the effects of climate change” (2013-2015)
- “Glutenfree ecology – from soil to stomach, Denmark.” (2012-2015).
- “Competent Use of High Value Andean Crops (ANDESCROP)” (2010-2014).
- “Sustainable water use securing food production in dry areas of the Mediterranean region (SWUP-MED)”. 2009-2013.
- Putting halophytes to work – From genes to ecosystems (2009-2014).
- “A Centre for Sustainable Crop-Water Management (CROPWAT), 2007-2010.
- Safe and high quality food production using low quality waters and improved irrigation systems and management (2005-2009).