Skip to main content

Traditional tomato varieties and cultural practices: a case for agricultural diversification with impact on food security and health of European population

Objective

Tomato is the second most consumed vegetable in the EU and a major dietary source of many nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants. Consumers complaints about the loss of flavour in modern tomatoes, provide an opportunity for the valorisation of traditional tomato varieties, in order to protect them from genetic erosion and the replacement by higher-yielding, pest resistant modern cultivars. Genetic, epigenetic and phenotypic variability and knowledge from farms and in public repositories, will be concentrated in a TRADITOM database and seed repository (O1). The available genetic and phenotypic variability present in TRADITOM varieties, and the genetic and epigenetic differences from modern cultivars will be assessed (O2). For varieties whose cultivation is not sustainable due to unacceptably low yield and/or pathogen resistance, novel F1 hybrids will be generated, retaining the quality characteristics of traditional varieties and incorporating yield and disease resistance traits (O3) Finally, traditional varieties and the impact of traditional cultivation methods will be valorised through a thorough characterization of their composition in term of flavour- and health-related compounds, the identification of consumer preferences, the evaluation of socio-economic factors limiting their market diffusion, and the protection of the most significant case studies through PDO or PGI denominations (O4). TRADITOM is a multidisciplinary translational, multi-actor research project bringing together scientists working in academia, local farmers communities, consumer experts and small seed companies that have preserved the local germplasm, in order to bring to fruition and apply to traditional tomato varieties the enormous knowledge generated on tomato genetics, genomics and metabolomics. This will help the conservation of traditional tomato varieties and enhance the competitive advantage of rural communities based on their production.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2014-2015

See other projects for this call

Sub call

H2020-SFS-2014-2

Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Net EU contribution
€ 689 413,75
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain

See on map

Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (15)

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 460 500,00
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
00196 Roma

See on map

Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 370 000,00
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

See on map

Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 295 326,25
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham

See on map

Region
East Midlands (England) Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 293 360,00
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen

See on map

Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 424 500,00
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

See on map

Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
Net EU contribution
€ 237 137,50
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07

See on map

Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 417 768,75
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3a
46022 Valencia

See on map

Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 301 250,00
Address
Edmond J Safra Campus Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 270 000,00
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle University Campus
546 36 Thessaloniki

See on map

Region
Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
EURICE EUROPEAN RESEARCH AND PROJECT OFFICE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 305 000,00
Address
Heinrich-hertz-allee 1
66386 St Ingbert

See on map

SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Saarland Saarland Saarpfalz-Kreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
CENTRE TECHNIQUE INTERPROFESSIONNEL DES FRUITS ET LEGUMES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 157 134,00
Address
97 Bd Pereire
75017 Paris

See on map

Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
ASSOC. DE PRODUCTORES Y COMERCIALIZADORES DE LA TOMATA DE PENJAR D'ALCALA DE XIVERT
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 40 000,00
Address
Calle Sta Barbara 6
12570 Alcala De Xiver Castellon

See on map

Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Castellón/Castelló
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
ARCA 2010 SOCIETA COOPERATIVA A RL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 40 000,00
Address
Via Giacomo Leopardi 18
81030 Teverola

See on map

Region
Sud Campania Caserta
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
AGROTOBIOMHCHANIKOS SYNETAIRISMOS TYMPAKIOY
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 40 000,00
Address
Anadasmos
70200 Timpaki

See on map

SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ηράκλειο Κρήτη Νησιά Αιγαίου
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
MERIDIEM SEEDS S.L.
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 30 625,00
Address
Paraje Lo Soler 2
30700 Torre Pacheco

See on map

Region
Región de Murcia Murcia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00