Chinese collaboration project with Safeguard is officially funded

Jie Zhang | 08/11/2022 10:58:02 | press release

Recently, the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China (MOST) has announced a key project of "Intergovernmental Cooperation on International Science and Technology Innovation", and our Chinese partners in Safeguard Project have been awarded to participate in this project.

The Chinese collaboration project with Safeguard is funded by the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology with 3 million RMB, chaired by Prof. Xiushan Li from China West Normal University, with the participation of researchers from Nankai University and Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University.

The Chinese partners will closely interact with European partners through meetings, data exchange and synthesis, experimental work using standardised protocols and study designs, and transfer of concepts for environmental management to promote pollinators and maintain ecosystem services to China. This intercontinental research framework will greatly promote further understanding of the survival status of wild pollinators worldwide, explain the drivers and impacts of pollinator decline, assess the economic value generated by pollinators for wild plants and food crops, and provide reference for governmental decision making. Through the implementation of this collabration, it will effectively improve exchange of different research methods, train a group of young scientists with international vision, and lay the foundation for broader international cooperation.

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This project receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101003476.

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