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Mobilization of Olive GenRes through pre-breeding activities to face the future challenges and development of an intelligent interface to ensure a friendly information availability for end users

Objective

Problems related to biodiversity loss are seriously affecting the olive sector, one of the most important cultivars from the cultural and economic point of view. Emerging diseases and climate change effects daily threaten this sector. The last dry seasons have caused the decrease of olive oil production up to 57%. The genetic erosion risk is present: there are more than 1,200 olive varieties worldwide, but just a 5% represent the total harvested area.
Olive GenRes could be the key to solve these problems, but they remain largely unexplored. Big handicaps still hinder their exploitation, such as poor characterisation of olive varieties, scarce development of pre-breeding activities, and lack of collaboration between the Germplasm Banks (GBs) and breeders/farmers.
GEN4OLIVE encompasses a wide, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary consortium, which aims to leverage olive GenRes by bringing them to a higher level closer to breeders and markets. The overall goal of GEN4OLIVE is to accelerate the mobilization of olive GenRes and to foster pre-breeding activities by (1) developing a smart and user-friendly interface that will implement Artificial Intelligence utilities to leverage the olive GenRes resources; and (2) enhancing breeders and growers’ participation through the implementation of two open calls for supporting pre-breeding activities and breeding plans.
GEN4OLIVE will develop collective pre-breeding activities aiming to in-depth characterize more than 500 worldwide varieties and 1000 wild and ancient genotypes around 5 topics: climate change, pests and diseases, production and quality, and modern planting systems. After integrating all results in the GEN4OLIVE interface, breeders and other end-users will have an effective tool for speeding up all kind of breeding programs. The combination of pre-breeding results with modern ICTs will enable the access of end-users to this valuable information.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE CORDOBA
Address
Avenida De Medina Azahara 5
14005 Cordoba
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 660 772,50

Participants (15)

ELLINIKOS GEORGIKOS ORGANISMOS - DIMITRA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 312 712,50
Address
Kourtidou 56-58
11145 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 265 025
Address
Eskişehir Yolu 9. Km
06000 Ankara
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SANTA CRUZ INGENIERIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 280 070
Address
Avda.eduardo Dato Num 45 Esc 1 Planta B
41018 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 320 175
Address
Avenue De La Victoire
10000 Rabat
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION CORPORACION TECNOLOGICA DE ANDALUCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 1 159 700
Address
Calle Albert Einstein S/n
41092 Sevilla
Activity type
Research Organisations
GALVEZ PRODUCTOS AGROQUIMICOS SLU
Spain
EU contribution
€ 176 953,88
Address
Ad Sta Cruz Carretera De Los Cansinos S/n
14820 Cordoba
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CAMBRICO BIOTECH SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 210 846,13
Address
Calle Pino Central 16
41016 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENOSI FYTORIOUXON ELLADOS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 117 087,50
Address
Kissamou 10 Sepolia
10443 Athina
Activity type
Other
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 494 123,75
Address
Via Po 14
00198 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
FOCOS GBR - FOODCONSULTINGSERVICES
Germany
EU contribution
€ 141 015
Address
Zum Kalterhaus 6B
63755 Alzenau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ANKARA UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 216 153,75
Address
Dogol Caddesi
06100 Tandogan Ankara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 348 450
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE JAEN
Spain
EU contribution
€ 223 908,75
Address
Campus Las Lagunillas Sn Edifico B1 Vicerrectorado De Investigacion Desar Tecn E Innovacion
23071 Jaen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 917 876,25
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 153 412,50
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations