Background and Aim
ClimaFruit established transnational cooperation between research institutions and the North Sea Region berryfruit industry in order to maximize the implementation of innovative technologies and tools in the private sector to overcome challenges related to changed climate conditions.
Thereby, the project secured, sustained and grew the economic value of the North Sea Region berryfruit industry under changing climatic conditions by developing a world leading Berry Fruit Cluster in the North Sea Region, ensuring investment, opportunities, sustainable use of resources and the production of healthy food.
The project produced methods to reduce the carbon footprint of the industry, superior plant material and future production strategies better suited to the North Sea Region climate, as well as a virtual Soft Fruit Climate Change and Environment Centre ensuring the continuous uptake of methods by the berry fruit industry.
In this way, ClimaFruit secured the North Sea Region as a better place to live by reducing chemical use andthe carbon footprint of horticultural production systems, a better place to work by creating wealth via employment, and a better place to invest in and export from by overcoming existing risks and demonstrating the opportunity to grow the berryfruit industry in the North Sea Region.