Boosting drought tolerance in key cereals in the era of climate change

BOOSTER aims to improve drought tolerance in both maize and teff, while simultaneously exploring the potential for transferring species-specific drought responsive features. By exploiting natural genetic variations to achieve drought-tolerant genotypes, and by developing biostimulants derived from living organisms, BOOSTER will harness the natural resources available to develop new varieties of drought-tolerant agricultural crops.


1st May 2023


48 months

Expected funding

€ 4.9 million

Framework programme

European Commission’s Horizon Europe

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