Non-Food crops for the european bioeconomy



PANACEA Network aims at the dissemination of near to practice applicable cases of Non-food Crops and at the cooperation between research, industry and farming community, in order to increase the contribution of Non-food Crops to the European Bio-economy Strategy.

PANACEA Network addresses the challenge of increasing the penetration of Non-Food Crops (NFC) into the EU Agriculture and Bio-economy, with the following objectives:

  • Create and disseminate an INVENTORY of scientific results near to practice on the sustainable production of NFC.
  • Analyse and contribute to the role that NFC can play in the RURAL RENAISSANCE of Europe taking into consideration the farmers’ and bio-based industries’ needs and interests.

  • Create interactive MULTI-ACTOR COMMUNITIES in 10 countries involving a wide range of actors from science, industry and agricultural practice that will facilitate the dissemination of near to practice NFC solutions and capturing and spreading innovative ideas.

  • Provide TRAINING to farmers, agronomists and agricultural students on practice-oriented knowledge on specific NFC value chains.

  • Develop the online PANACEA PLATFORM, offering services to farmers, agronomists and bio-based industries for knowledge exchange, networking, assessment of the economic and environmental aspects of NFC, and matching between the supply and demand sides for new projects and initiatives.

  • NETWORK with other relevant EU initiatives, such as EIP-AGRI, other Thematic Networks and Operational Groups, ensuring the sustainability on the long term of the Network results.


PANACEA in figures

  • 3 years of project (since november 2017)
  • 1,999,500.00 € budget
  • 16 partners from 10 countries
  • More than 200 farmers and 100 industries consulted
  • More than 800 stakeholders engaged
  • More than 750 people trained
  • More than 200 non food crops cases
  • More than 1000 users registered


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ARVALIS and Terres Univia participate in the PANACEA project along with ACTA.