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LEGumes for the Agriculture of TOmorrow

Objective

The project has been conceived to promote the culture of grain legumes in Europe by identifying priority issues currently limiting grain legume cultivation and devising solutions in term of novel varietal development, culture practices, and food uses. LEGATO will develop tools and resources to enable state of the art breeding methodology and to exploit fully the breadth of genetic resources available. The project will focus on a small number of key characters not previously explored in depth and complementary to other ongoing European and national projects. These topics covered include disease and pest resistance, where in addition to marker development for major fungal and viral pathogens, a focus on emerging insect pests is planned. The impact of end-of-season drought and heat stress on the rhizobial symbiosis, and its consequences for plant performance, will be studied. Two characters that can influence grain legume yield, autofertility and number of flowering nodes, will be investigated. The potential for improving legume nutritional and organoleptic quality by identification of desirable traits and innovative selection methods will be investigated. LEGATO will conceive sustainable legume-based cropping systems adapted to different pedoclimatic zones, respecting local constraints. The project has been constructed around the participation of commercial partners including SMEs in the areas of marker development, plant breeding, and legume food processing, who will benefit from the advances made in these areas in LEGATO. Promising legume varieties and cropping systems will be tested at a series of pan-european sites to favour the widest possible take-up in agriculture, and the partners potentially concerned will participate in a stakeholder forum convened regularly during the project.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/plant breeding
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 916 520
Administrative Contact
Loïc Blond (Dr.)

Participants (30)

ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 115 000
Address
Visualisation Centre Penglais
SY23 3BF Aberystwyth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nansi Williams (Ms.)
AGRITEC, vyzkum, slechteni a sluzby s.r.o.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 274 600
Address
Zemedelska 16
787 01 Sumperk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miroslav Hochman
AGROVEGETAL SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 34 000
Address
Demetrio De Los Rios 15
41003 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ignacio Solis (Dr.)
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 167 500
Address
Via Po 14
00198 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paolo Annicchiarico (Dr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 541 999
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Angeles Lopez Vazquez (Ms.)
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 270 000
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Petra Insberg (Mrs.)
GENXPRO GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 157 500
Address
Altenhofter Allee 3
60438 Frankfurt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Björn Rotter (Dr.)
INSTITUTO ANDALUZ DE INVESTIGACIONY FORMACION AGRARIA PESQUERA ALIMENTARIA Y DE LA PRODUCCION ECOLOGICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 149 000
Address
Avenida Grecia S/n Edf Atvo Los Bermejales
41012 Sevilla
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ana Maria Torres (Dr.)
INSTITUT ZA RATARSTVO I POVRTARSTVO INSTITUT OD NACIONALNOG ZNACAJA ZA REPUBLIKU SRBIJU
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 115 000
Address
Maksima Gorkog 30
21000 Novi Sad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Aleksandar Mikic (Mr.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGAÇAO AGRARIA E VETERINARIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 180 000
Address
Avenida Da Republica Quinta Do Marques
2780 157 Oeiras
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carla Brites (Dr.)
INRAE TRANSFERT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 240 000
Address
Rue Du Docteur Finlay 28
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Caroline Sautot (Ms.)
INSTITUTO DE TECNOLOGIA QUIMICA E BIOLOGICA - UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 335 000
Address
Avenida Da Republica, Estacao Agronomica Nacional
2784-505 Oeiras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Lurdes Conceicao (Dr.)
INSTYTUT GENETYKI ROSLIN POLSKIEJ AKADEMI NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 22 500
Address
Ul Strzeszynska 34
60-479 Poznan
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bogdan Wolko (Prof.)
JOHN INNES CENTRE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Norwich Research Park Colney
NR4 7UH Norwich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mary Anderson (Dr.)
Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza / International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies
Spain
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
Avda. Montañana 1005
50059 Zaragoza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dunixi Gabiña (Dr.)
MOULIN DECOLLOGNE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 68 000
Address
Rue De L'ancienne Eglise 4
77410 Precy-sur-marne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pierre-Yves Dymarski (Mr.)
NORDDEUTSCHE PFLANZENZUCHT HANS-GEORG LEMBKE KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 34 000
Address
Hohenlieth
24363 Holtsee
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olaf Sass (Dr.)
PATRIMVS INDUSTRIA SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 35 000
Address
Zona Industrial Da Abrunheira Lote 33 E 34 Vila Cha
6270 186 Seia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio Quaresma (Dr.)
PGRO RESEARCH LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 92 000
Address
Great North Road Thornhaugh - The Research Station
PE8 6HJ Peterborough
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Rebecca Ward (Ms.)
SAATZUCHT GLEISDORF GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 34 000
Address
Am Tieberhof 33
8200 Gleisdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Richard Wieser (Mr.)
SOFT FLOW HUNGARY FEJLESZTO KOLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG

Participation ended

Hungary
Address
Kedves Utca 20
7628 Pecs
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rita Diana Farkas (Ms.)
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 292 000
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christer Borglin (Mr.)
UNION NATIONALE INTERPROFESSIONNELLE DES PROTEAGINEUX ASSOCIATION

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 3 511
Address
Rue Monceau 11
75008 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Luc Chang (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CORDOBA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 165 000
Address
Avenida De Medina Azahara 5
14005 Cordoba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carmen Tarradas Iglesias (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE LEON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 30 000
Address
Avenida Facultad 25
24004 Leon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marcelino Perez De La Vega (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
EU contribution
€ 120 000
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antonio Evidente (Prof.)
UNIVERZITA PALACKEHO V OLOMOUCI
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Krizkovskeho 8
771 47 Olomouc
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Petr Smykal (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 120 000
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Belen Rebollo-Garcia (Ms.)
AMBIS KERESKEDELMI ES SZOLGALTATO KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 107 500
Address
Zoldlomb Utca 24 D
1025 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kata Györgyi Kiss (Ms.)
TERRES INOVIA
France
EU contribution
€ 49 370
Address
11 Rue Du Monceau
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philippe Benoist (Mr.)