CARINA Team Releases Policy Brief on Carinata and Camelina Crops

CARINA team is excited to announce the release of a Policy Brief document that highlightes the important role of Carinata and Camelina crops in addressing environmental challenges and enhancing agricultural sustainability. This document aims to: 

  • Present Discoveries 
  • Conduct Policy Analysis 
  • Offer Solutions 
  • Influence Policy-making 
  • Facilitate Discussion and Debate 
  • Advocate for Change 
  • Provide Clear Recommendations 

CARINA project partners have identified key policy requirements essential for the adoption of innovative feedstocks like Carinata and Camelina. The Policy Brief outlines several barriers that need to be addressed, such as: 

  1. Lack of competitiveness due to environmental externalities 
  2. Lack of knowledge and technologies 
  3. Need for RED support and R&D promotion 
  4. Insufficient experiences and information in the agriculture sector 
  5. Lack of consumer information 
  6. Legal, social, and cultural barriers 
  7. Property rights barriers 

Each of these barriers is analyzed in detail in the Policy Brief, with specific policy suggestions for overcoming them presented in Annex 1. 

CARINA team emphasizes the necessity of transformative policies to integrate Carinata and Camelina into current farming systems, ultimately promoting a more resilient agricultural future. The Policy Brief will undergo systematic updates and refinements throughout the duration of the CARINA project to ensure its relevance and effectiveness. 

For a comprehensive understanding of the policy requirements and recommendations, you can access the full version of the Policy Brief document here. 

By addressing these critical barriers, CARINA project aims to foster the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices, leveraging the potential of Carinata and Camelina crops to mitigate environmental impacts and enhance the resilience of farming systems. 



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