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POLL-OLE-GI SUDOE

Pollinator Protection and Ecosystem Services in SUDOE Oleaginous Agroecosystems

Axis 5: Environment and resource efficiency
OBJECTIVE 6D1 :
Reinforcing the cooperation of the SUDOE stakeholders of the natural sites through the development and the use of joint methods.
STATE: Terminado
CODE: SOE1/P5/E0129
TOTAL ELIGIBLE COST (€)
1.468.946,51
AID FEDER (€)
1.101.709,89
Miriam Manrique Domingo

PROJECT MANAGER

SECTORS: Integrated management of the ressources and natural sites
ANNOUNCEMENT: Primera
DURATION:
1 July, 2016
30 June, 2019
RESULTS: 0000-00-00
PRIMARY BENEFICIARY:
Universidad de Burgos. Facultad de Ciencias. UBUCOMP (ES)
OTHER BENEFICIARIES:

2. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Délégation Régionale Centre Limousin Poitou-Charentes. Centre d'Etudes Biologiques de Chizé FR
3. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Facultad de Ciencias. Laboratorio de Socioecosistemas. Departamento de Ecología ES
4. Universidade de Coimbra. Faculdade de ciências e tecnologia PT
5. Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique. Centre Poitou-Charentes. UE-1255 Entomologie FR

South-west Europe includes extensive areas for the cultivation of oleaginous plants pollinated by insects. However, pollination has been severely reduced in the last decade by habitat destruction and the collapse of bee colonies. POLL-OLE-GI proposes to develop and promote a specialised green structure for the cultivation of oleaginous plants with the objective of restoring agricultural ecosystems and creating refuges and resources for pollinators. The results will be the increased biodiversity of plants and pollinators, the increased productivity of crops, and the reduction of contamination risks for bees.

POLL OLE GI seeks to curb the decline of pollinating insects on oilseed crops (rapeseed and sunflower mainly), being these key elements in the production of the most important crops (responsible for 75% of world production) and among them, food (35%).

To do this, pilot plots were established in sunflower and rapeseed crops to check the effect of green infrastructure on pollinators and the productivity of these crops. As a result, connectivity maps of the pilot areas were made on the one hand with a view to analysing pollinator behaviours and, on the other hand, green infrastructure implementation maps. All this facilitated the creation of a risk assessment model for honeybees. A floral mixture was designed to be applied in the pilot plots, made of compost and biochar. All this showed that the introduction of green infrastructures, with a reduced application of herbicides and nitrogen fertilizers, allows increasing the diversity of pollinators and improving the yield of rapeseed and sunflower crops.

The results of the project include:

  • A floral mix to improve the biodiversity of pollinators and other insects in the agricultural landscape. The latter should be promoted within CAP’s grants in the Member States.
  • The definition of tools for monitoring pollinator populations.
  • A technical guide describing how to implement green infrastructures in oilseed crops and a political guide addressed to decision makers.

The project was attended by associated local beneficiaries and a previously existing network of farmers and beekeepers in the regions of France.