The 5th consortium meeting, organized by ENEA, will be held on 18th and 19th October in hybrid form: in person in Rome at Villa Lubin, under the patronage of CNEL, and online. The meeting represents a great opportunity for partners to provide updates on work carried out to date, and also to plan next steps, to make SIMBA ambition fully successful.
SIMBA - Sustainable Innovation of Microbiome Applications in Food System- is a European innovation project, funded through Horizon 2020, which provides a holistic and innovative approach to the development of microbial solutions to increase food and nutrition security. The main objective of SIMBA project is to harness complex microbiome structure and function, related to marine and terrestrial food chains, to promote the sustainability of microbial innovations of the food system. The sustainability of agri-food systems for better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life, leaving no one behind, is the theme of this year's World Food Day that took place on 16 th of october. The sustainable agri-food systems deliver food security and nutrition for all, without compromising the economic, social and environmental bases, for generations to come.
Annamaria Bevivino (WP2 leader) will present the work going on to improve productivity, quality and sustainability of food chains using the plant probiotics developed within the SIMBA project (https://www.mdpi.com/2076-2607/9/2/426), moving from laboratory and greenhouse studies to field trials in Italy and Germany.
Alessia Fiore and Sarah Frusciante will make two short presentations based on metagenomics and metabolomics results performed within WP2 and WP4. Finally, the scaling up of microbiome production perfomed by ENEA colleagues at the ENEA Trisaia Centre and the sustainable studies coordinated for ENEA by Milena Stefanova will be presented in WP6 and WP7 update, respectively.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 818431.