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PRactical Implementation of Coexistence in Europe

Objective

Coexistence is still a controversial topic within the EU. Member States, farmers, and participants within the food chain have expressed an interest on the implications of different coexistence polices on costs, feasibility of achieving segregated supply chains, as well as implications for labeling and traceability. While a number of issues have already been addressed in previous projects, information about feasible and cost-effective coexistence measures at farm and supply chain level is still missing. PRICE will investigate the cost of coexistence practices in a number of Member States including the innovative solutions chosen by farmers to reduce coexistence compliance costs. A software module based on models resulting from previous projects (Co-Extra, SIGMEA) will be further developed with the aim to combine the natural science-based knowledge of cross pollination including biological containment methods at farm and regional level with solutions based on farmers’ knowledge and experience with co-existence measures. The software module will be tested in the field, used to systematically analyze different strategies for achieving coexistence, and developed into a user-friendly decision-support tool for stakeholders (e.g. farmers, grain handlers). Implications for traceability and labeling at farm and regional level will also be assessed. The risk of adventitious presence of GM events in GMO-free commodities is also important within international supply chains of agricultural commodities. PRICE outlines several scenarios about the evolution of the global market of GMO-free commodities taking into account a number of important parameters (e.g. prices, compliance costs) supported by two detailed case studies. A wide range of stakeholders participate form the start of the project via an interactive stakeholder platform for securing the practical relevance of PRICE activities and the link with similar activities in the EU and worldwide.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2011-5
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 421 359,43
Administrative Contact
Justus Wesseler (Prof.)

Participants (14)

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 505 264
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vincenzo Cardarelli (Mr.)
JULIUS KUHN-INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR KULTURPFLANZEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 176 515
Address
Erwin-baur-strasse 27
06484 Quedlinburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alexandra Hüsken (Dr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 328 470
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antoine Messean (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 161 544
Address
Largo Gemelli 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mauro Balordi (Dr.)
Schenkelaars Biotechnology Consultancy

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 166 030,36
Address
Costerweg 5
6702 AA Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joseph Petrus Maria Schenkelaars (Mr.)
UNIVERSITATEA DE STIINTE AGRONOMICE SI MEDICINA VETERINARA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Bd Marasti 59 Sector 1
011464 Bucarest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Toma Adrian Dinu (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 192 722
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Stansfield (Ms.)
CESKA ZEMEDELSKA UNIVERZITA V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 92 440
Address
Kamycka 129 Suchdol
16500 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Josef Soukup (Prof.)
FUNDACIO MAS BADIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 281 311,60
Address
Mas Badia
17134 La Tallada D'empordà
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joan Serra (Mr.)
GEOSYS SA
France
EU contribution
€ 220 560
Address
Rue Vidailhan 5
31133 Balma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Damien Lepoutre (Mr.)
BUNDESAMT FUR VERBRAUCHERSCHUTZ UND LEBENSMITTELSICHERHEIT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 101 880
Address
Bundesallee 50
38116 Braunschweig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claudia Krüger (Ms.)
INSTITUTO POLITECNICO DE SANTAREM
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 99 904
Address
Complexo Andaluz Moinho Do Fau
2001 904 Santarem
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pedro Carvalho (Dr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 89 600
Address
Bundeshaus Ost
3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mann Stefan (Dr.)
DE VRIEND HUBRECHT CORNELIS
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 112 150,61
Address
Hogesteeg 9
3972 JS Driebergen Rijsenburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Huib De Vriend (Mr.)