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D1.3: List with the selected most promising industrial crops for marginal lands

Alexopoulou, E.

The aim of D1.3 was to present the list with the most promising industrial crops to be grown on marginal lands facing natural constraints. The work started from a total number of 67 selected industrial crops (old databases and/or projects) that was presented and discussed in the 2nd technical meeting of the project (27th and 28th of November 2017). In the same meeting it was selected the list of industrial crops that will be included in the MAGIC-CROPS database (38 crops) as well as the list of the crops that will be included in the multi-criteria analysis of task 1.3 in order the most promising industrial crops for MAGIC project to be selected.
The selection criteria in DoA of the project were: a) maturity of knowledge on industrial crops on marginal land, b) crop performance for bio-based products, c) crops’ productivity on marginal land, d) TRL of mechanical cultivation, e) crop adaptability under specific combinations of natural constrains in each M-AEZ, f) industry needs and g) market opportunities. In the 2nd technical meeting the criteria had been modified and the final criteria set were: a) experience with agricultural management of the proposed industrial crops, b) crop productivity for industrial applications (according to the main uses), c) expected crop performance on marginal land, d) industry needs and market opportunities. Each criterion had to be marked in a scale 1 to 5. It has been decided the weight of the final selected criteria not to be the same and to be as follows; 20% for the first two, 30% for the third and 15% for the last two. In the figure below (Figure 1) is presented the steps that had been followed for selection of the most promising industrial crops (D1.3).

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