Interreg Projekt CEDRIC mikrobiologische Biodiversität

Interreg VI-A IT-AT 2021-2027


  • Total budget 1.192.815,18 €
  • ERDF budget 910.254,06 €
Interreg project CEDRIC. Microbiomes on depleted soils. @Credits by CEDRIC

Activities and purpose

The project

CEDRIC aims to enhance microbial biodiversity and thus the fertility of low-yielding soils. Inspired by the success of human microbiome transplantation, CEDRIC aims to transplant healthy plant root microbiomes into depleted and over-exploited soils to improve soil structure, microbial diversity, nutrient density, and total carbon content. The project is based on three pillars:

  • establishment of a transboundary alliance for scientific collaboration to develop and validate root microbiome transplantation methods
  • creation of a cross-border platform for stakeholders in the agricultural sector that promotes the exchange of scientific results and the use of sustainable methods in agricultural production
  • development of a training program that enables agricultural professionals to understand the role of a healthy microbiome in soil ecosystems in order to reap the associated benefits for the agricultural economy.

The partners


ICGEB International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology


University of Udine - Department of Agricultural, Food, Environmental and Animal Sciences - DI4A

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Free University of Bozen


Sicit Group Spa

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University of Innsbruck

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BioTreaT GmbH


Hechenbichler GmbH

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