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Publication . Project deliverable . Other literature type . 2017

D2.1. Definition and classification of marginal lands suitable for industrial crops in Europe

Elbersen, B.; van Eupen, E.; Mantel, S.; Verzandvoort, S.; Boogaard, H.; Mucher, S.; Cicarreli, T.; +10 Authors
Open Access   English  
Published: 31 Aug 2017
Publisher: Zenodo
Context and objective The purpose of the work in WP 2 of the MAGIC project is to map, characterise and analyse projections for current and future marginal lands in Europe facing natural constraints and provide a spatially explicit classification that will serve as a basis for developing sustainable best-practice options for industrial crops in Europe. This report provides an overview of definitions of and approaches to identify and map marginal lands. It will particularly focus on presenting the current state-of-play regarding marginal land definition and mapping. This report will form the state-of-play overview on which basis the approach to mapping marginal lands in MAGIC is to be developed. This mapping approach is presented in Deliverable 2.6 of the MAGIC project (Elbersen et al., 2017).

marginal lands, industrial crops, best-practice, maps

Funded by
Marginal lands for Growing Industrial Crops: Turning a burden into an opportunity
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 727698
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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