Research

Mistra invests in research aimed at solving key environmental problems and promoting Sweden’s future competitiveness. Mistra’s research programmes are conducted in a close dialogue with companies, public agencies and other users, to ensure that research findings are put to practical use.  

The fundamental aim of this call for funding applications is to help bring about plant cultivation and animal husbandry that are both more efficient and environmentally sustainable. Strategies, new technology and control instruments that can boost yield while reducing environmental impact are needed. The call includes aquaculture, as well as agriculture and horticulture.

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The food supply faces major challenges. With present-day population growth and consumption patterns, food requirements are constantly rising. Simultaneously, food production already has a heavy environmental impact, for example by emitting greenhouse gases

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  • Programtid: 2014–2017
  • Finansiering: The programme is receiving a total of SEK 62 million, of which Mistra is investing SEK 31.6m. The remainder is being provided by the Swedish Research Council Formas and the research foundation of the Swedish Farmers’ Supply and Crop Marketing Organisation.
  • Programvärd: Helene Oscarsson, Vreta Kluster

WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE? Globally, food production faces major challenges. Examples are the scarcity of natural resources, including cultivable land, and the changing climate. Moreover, economic growth is contributing to a constant rise in return requirements. To date, biotechnology has usually been discussed as a potential source of environmental problems. Correctly applied, however, it allows […]

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  • Programtid: 2012-2019
  • Finansiering: Mistra will invest SEK 94 million
  • Programvärd: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE? The modern industrial society has become increasingly dependent on fossil feedstocks as the raw material not only for fuel but also for a vast range of chemicals that have integrated into innumerable products like plastics, detergents, printing inks, coatings, paints, adhesives, building protection agents, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, etc. It is […]

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  • Programtid: 2003-2010
  • Finansiering: Mistra 71,4 MSEK.
  • Programvärd: Lund University