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The sustainable improvement of European berry production, quality and nutritional value in a changing environment: Strawberries, Currants, Blackberries, Blueberries and Raspberries

Objective

The main objective of the EUBerry project is to provide the necessary knowledge and tools to facilitate development of high quality, consumer-desirable fresh berry fruits of high nutritional quality optimal for human health at a competitive cost. The further objective is the development and validation of a set of tools to improve competitiveness of European berry production and consumer accessibility to berry fruits. The EUBerry platform will be developed and validated by using strawberry and raspberry and blueberry as model crop species. Additionally, specific critical points related to improvement of berry fruit quality and reduction of production costs will be considered also for currants and blackberries.
This project will apply the most recent technical advances in: a) Identifying germplasm of the main berry fruit genera appropriate for sustainable production throughout the EU, with respect to fruit quality and environmental adaptation and expanding use of modern breeding strategies to accelerate the release of new berry fruit cultivars into the future; b) Ensuring and expanding high-quality production systems to improve availability of high-quality fresh berries for consumers by focusing on the modern cultivation techniques for berry season extension, on adaptation to different cultivation conditions and systems, as well as to climate change, and on reducing the impact on environment in different European regions; c) Developing and applying validated methods to control and maintain fruit nutritional quality, improving shelf-life of fresh berries and increasing their availability to consumers; d) Developing economic studies to verify the impacts of the new technologies in increasing berry economic viability, farmer and consumer attractiveness; e) Disseminate and communicate the results to research scientists, academia, technical services, growers, market organizations, consumers, food industries, health authorities and regulatory and legislative authorities.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2010-4
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE
Address
Piazza Roma 22
60121 Ancona
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 413 293,20
Administrative Contact
Bruno Mezzetti (Prof.)

Participants (13)

INSTYTUT OGRODNICTWA - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 274 680
Address
Ul. Konstytucji 3 Maja Nr 1/3
96 100 Skierniewice
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Edward Zurawicz (Prof.)
THE JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 392 225,60
Address
Errol Road Invergowrie
DD2 5DA Dundee
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Karen Shaw (Dr.)
INSTITUTO DE BIOLOGIA EXPERIMENTAL E TECNOLOGICA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 148 886
Address
Avenida Da Republica Quinta Do Marques
2781-901 Oeiras
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nuno Santos (Dr.)
INSTITUTO ANDALUZ DE INVESTIGACIONY FORMACION AGRARIA PESQUERA ALIMENTARIA Y DE LA PRODUCCION ECOLOGICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 193 600
Address
Avenida Grecia S/n Edf Atvo Los Bermejales
41012 Sevilla
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
José Federico Sánchez Sevilla (Dr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 201 883,20
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Fabienne Schneider (Ms.)
MAA JA ELINTARVIKETALOUDEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 260 593,20
Address
Building O - Humppilantie 14
FI-31600 Jokioinen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Päivi Kaarina Parikka (Ms.)
NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI
Norway
EU contribution
€ 254 230,28
Address
Hoegskoleveien 7
1430 Aas
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hanne Sørli (Ms.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 340 767,20
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Petra Van Diermen
Forschungsanstalt Geisenheim
Germany
EU contribution
€ 128 274
Address
Von-lade-strasse 1
65366 Geisenheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Markus Diehl (Mr.)
SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA ANDALUZA SANTA MARIA DE LA RABIDA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 69 320
Address
Camino De La Cocola
21810 Huelva
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pierini Simone (Mr.)
SANT ORSOLA SOCIETA COOPERATIVA AGRICOLA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 70 483,80
Address
Via Per Trento 11 E
38057 Pergine Valsugana Tn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gianluca Savini (Dr.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE RECURSOS BIOLOGICOS I.P. INRB
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 138 818,52
Address
Rua Barata Salgueiro 37/4
1250042 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Fátima Calouro (Dr.)
JULIUS KUHN-INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR KULTURPFLANZEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 112 944
Address
Erwin-baur-strasse 27
06484 Quedlinburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Knut Steffens (Mr.)