INEXTVIR research project envisions to determine the virome in specific European crops, enhance virus detection performance, comprehend the effect of the viruses on life and environment, and explore the agronomic and socio-economic effect of virome for policy responses. Risk-benefit communication and Knowledge exchange platform research topic aims at examining societal perceptions of ongoing risks and benefits connected with the virome in the agricultural sector across Europe. Such comprehension is critical to link communication with adequate agricultural policy options that consider societal matters and preferences.
The research revolves around carrying out a systematic study to comprehend European societal perceptions of the risks and benefits related to the virome in agriculture, as well as societal preoccupation regarding potentially related policies. The major accomplishments anticipated are as follow: identification of factors that drive societal responses to arise risks and benefits about virome in agriculture in Europe; discovery of societally desirable policy responses and effective communication strategies, which can be applied through NGOs, policy cycle, industry, and the whole society. The kind of policies that the research is driven by are the ones that integrate lay people in constructive debate about current and emerging issues associated with the virome in the agricultural sector in Europe.