The implementation of these two synergistic strategies will increase the biomass resources derived from maize and teff during the future extreme drought conditions caused by climate change in both Europe and Africa. In this way, BOOSTER will enable production of feedstock required for sustainable bio-based products derived from maize and teff.
The improved environmental performance of BOOSTER over existing solutions will be confirmed by means of state-of-the-art environmental Life Cycle Assessment (hereinafter named LCA). It is important to highlight that these combined BOOSTER strategies, as well as the products that it will develop during its implementation, are expected to be highly transferable for improving drought resilience in other crops or in the same crops cultivated in other countries (e.g. maize in Africa). Overall, BOOSTER deliverables will strengthen the competitiveness of both European and African bioeconomy-based industries and will improve yield stability with lower irrigation requirements. In addition, through specific dissemination, exploitation, and communication strategies (hereinafter named DEC), BOOSTER results will be used as concrete examples for improving public knowledge and awareness about the sustainable use of bio-based technologies.