TUdi is a natural continuation of the SHui project. Co-funded by the European Commission and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) under the H2020 program, they are both aimed at improving the agricultural sector and provide sustainability to farmers and soils.
The overall aim of SHui is to deliver a suite of technologies and tools to empower individuals and stakeholder organisations to make informed decisions to manage water scarcity in European and Chinese cropping systems, and consolidating an integrated research platform for the coming decade across EU and China. The SHui consortium combined expertise across multiple disciplines (agronomy, irrigation technology, digital agriculture, hydrology, soil and water conservation, remote sensing, plant physiology, soil science and socio-economics), and within cognate cropping systems, across the EU and China.
At the same time, TUdi aims to develop, upscale and popularise soil healing strategies in three major agricultural systems and farm typologies across Europe, China and New Zealand. The project will develop healthy and productive agricultural ecosystems, which are among the most challenging UN development goals for 2030, including zero hunger, no poverty, climate action and life on land.