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Innovative Organic Fruit Breeding and uses

Descrizione del progetto

Gettare i semi per l’agricoltura biologica del futuro

La vulnerabilità della produzione biologica di frutta assieme all’incremento della domanda di mercato impone una continua ricerca di misure per garantirne la qualità e la sostenibilità. Il progetto InnOBreed, finanziato dall’UE, promuoverà e aggregherà soluzioni innovative incentrate sullo sviluppo partecipativo di varietà di frutta dedicate al sistema di agricoltura biologica. Il progetto consiste in un’iniziativa congiunta di 21 organizzazioni tra cui università, centri tecnologici e associazioni di produttori provenienti da dieci paesi. Il progetto pone l’accento sulle innovazioni sociali, su nuovi ideotipi e nuovi metodi per lo screening di cultivar e genitori resilienti con basi genetiche più ampie per promuovere la selettocoltura di frutta biologica, nonché sulla loro applicazione per il miglioramento dell’intera catena biologica della frutta.

Obiettivo

The Organic fruit sector is highly dependent on inputs, particularly in terms of plant protection. Climate change is increasing impacts and risks to organic fruit production. Large market demand is expanding for organic fruits but the current commercial cultivars (cvs) range previously selected in high input paradigm are, for most of them, not adapted to organic production. InnOBreed proposes to mobilise Innovative Solutions (ISs): social innovations, new ideotypes, new methods for screening robust cvs and genitors with larger genetic bases for fostering organic fruit breeding. These ISs will be targeted and developed on participative, multi-actor and multi-trait based approaches and then applied for evaluating underutilized Fruit Tree Genetic Resources (FTGR), pre-breeding and advanced material. InnOBreed’s scope encompasses many Rosaceous species but also citrus and grape. InnOBreed aims to improve the whole Fruit chain through the implementation of an Organic Variety Testing Network of actors. It deals with (i)identification and definition of current lock-in in organic fruit farming systems (OFS),(ii) co-designing new ideotypes fitting with local OFS,(iii)identification of performant IS already available, (iv)development of new climate change ISs but also for fruit quality, pests and diseases tolerance, low input fitness and robustness, and their application by FTGR curators,(v) IS’s validation process and implementation by several public-private case-studies in different regions for evaluating their efficiency , and (vi)checking sustainability and consistency with actual regulations before being disseminated for maximizing IS impacts on the value chain.InnOBreed is deeply connected with running initiatives, programmes and resources involved in OFS, organic fruit participative and classical breeding, fostering FTGR uses by fruit-chain, scientists and stakeholders. Particular attention will be paid to embed the relevant stakeholders at national and European levels.

Meccanismo di finanziamento

HORIZON-IA - HORIZON Innovation Actions
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Coordinatore

CENTRO INTERNAZIONALE DI ALTISTUDI AGRONOMICI MEDITERRANEI
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 633 750,00
Indirizzo
Via ceglie 9
70010 Valenzano
Italia

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Regione
Sud Puglia Bari
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Collegamenti
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