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Thanks to the EJP co-funded CHIAM project, Pilze-Nagy Ltd. aims to integrate agricultural by-products from the African continent into the cultivation of wild mushrooms, in addition to domestic raw materials. The internationally collaborative CHIAM project aims to create sustainable food chains in Africa by developing environmentally friendly technologies and redefining existing agri-food value chains. The development of an integrated chia – oyster mushroom – pork – biogas value chain will contribute to making the African food chain more diverse and resilient, while also counteracting the negative impacts of climate change. The Hungarian partners of the project, Pilze-Nagy Ltd. and Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. are implementing the following activities to develop the value chain, both in Africa and in Hungary:

– development of oyster mushroom cultivation technologies in Africa

– creating new local foods containing oyster mushrooms

– creation and demonstration of farms using environmentally friendly technologies

The project is being implemented by an international intersectoral consortium: 8 research institutes and SMEs from 6 countries, from both the European and African continents. In the first year of the project, potential raw materials, including chia straw, were identified and analysed, and the development of a technology adapted to the local conditions was started. In summary: these tenders provide Pilze-Nagy Ltd. with an excellent opportunity to strengthen its competitiveness with unique developments on the international stage. 

The CHIAM project is partly funded by the European Union.

Integrated chia and oyster mushroom cultivation for a sustainable food chain in Africa, 2019-2.1.7-ERA-NET-2021-00020, has been awarded a grant of HUF 35,009,205 from the NRDI fund and may receive a grant of HUF 3,450,105 from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the ERA-NET COFUND /EJP COFUND programme (grant agreement no 862555).

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6000 Kecskemét, Talfája tanya 47/B

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