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october, 2021

COST ACTION 19110 – PlAgri

Duration: 2020 October 6th → 2024 October 5th

Chair Nevena Puac (RS)
Vice chair Frantisek Krcma (CZ)

Contact: gregor.primc@ijs.si

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Description of the CA19110

Plasma applications for smart and sustainable agriculture – PlAgri

A continuous increase in demand for food caused by population growth represents a serious challenge for humankind. Even in regions where food is plentiful, the safety of the food cycle is increasingly important. Improving the sustainability of agriculture and, at the same time, reducing the adverse effects of agriculture on the environment requires efficient technologies that enhance productivity while maintaining food quality and safety.

This COST action aims to investigate the potential of low-temperature plasmas (cold plasmas) as a green alternative to conventional chemicals in agriculture to improve yields, increase plants’ size and robustness, and reduce (or eliminate) the need for antifungal agents. It will break the classical field boundaries for a new dimension in sustainable agriculture with a lower chemical impact.

The Action will address the use of plasmas for treating food and packaging. The Action aims to combine numerous European scientific communities dealing with plasma, biology, agriculture, and food processing to identify and develop food production applications.

Transfer of plasma technology to the industry will be based on understanding plasma’s most essential processes with further considerations, including (Novel food) legislations, energy consumption, food safety, and quality. The Action will help define a new field in science by a coordinated, joint effort across Europe and broader, through exchange and better use of resources and by intensive study of the basic mechanisms within the context of the well thought out present or future applications.

Contacts

Primary Contacts

NevenaPuac

Dr Nevena PUAĆ
Action Chair
+381113713141
nevena@ipb.ac.rs

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Prof. Dr František KRČMA
Action Vice Chair
+420776810261
krcma@fch.vut.cz

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Dr Gregor PRIMC
Science Communications Manager
+38641504661
gregor.primc@ijs.si

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Dr Gordana KREGAR
Science officer
0032483539321
gordana.kregar@cost.eu

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Ms Carmencita MALIMBAN
Administrative officer
+3225333842
carmencita.malimban@cost.eu

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