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A holistic multi-actor approach towards the design of new tomato varieties and management practices to improve yield and quality in the face of climate change

Objective

The world demographic growth and global climate change are major challenges for human society,hence the need to design new strategies for maintaining high crop yield in unprecedented environmental conditions.The objective of TomGEM is to design new strategies aiming to maintain high yields of fruit and vegetables at harsh temperature conditions, using tomato as a reference fleshy fruit crop.As yield is a complex trait depending on successful completion of different steps of reproductive organ development, including flower differentiation and efficient flower fertilization,TomGEM will use trans-disciplinary approaches to investigate the impact of high temperature on these developmental processes.The core of the project deals with mining and phenotyping a vast range of genetic resources to identify cultivars/genotypes displaying yield stability and to uncover loci/genes controlling flower initiation,pollen fertility and fruit set.Moreover,since high yield and elevated temperatures can be detrimental to quality traits,TomGEM will also tackle the fruit quality issue.The goal is to provide new targets and novel strategies to foster breeding of new tomato cultivars with improved yield.The main strength of TomGEM resides in the use of unique and unexplored genetic resources available to members of the consortium.It gathers expert academic researchers and private actors committed to implement a multi-actor approach based on demand driven innovation.Tomato producers and breeders are strongly involved from design to implementation of the project and until the dissemination of results.TomGEM will provide new targets and novel strategies to foster the breeding of new tomato cultivars with improved yield under suboptimal temperature conditions.TomGEM will translate scientific insights into practical strategies for better handling of interactions between genotype,environment and management to offer holistic solutions to the challenge of increasing food quality and productivity.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-SFS-2015-2

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE TOULOUSE
Net EU contribution
€ 773 187,50
Address
Allee Emile Monso 6
31029 Toulouse Cedex 4
France

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Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (18)

JOHN INNES CENTRE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 645 314,20
Address
Norwich Research Park Colney
NR4 7UH Norwich

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Region
East of England East Anglia Breckland and South Norfolk
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 350 000,00
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ROYAL HOLLOWAY AND BEDFORD NEW COLLEGE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 533 000,00
Address
Egham Hill University Of London
TW20 0EX Egham

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Region
South East (England) Surrey, East and West Sussex West Surrey
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 627 635,00
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 399 970,00
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli

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Region
Sud Campania Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ASIAN VEGETABLE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Taiwan
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
60 Yi-min Liao Shanhua
74199 Tainan

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 258 565,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE BUENOS AIRES
Argentina
Net EU contribution
€ 100 087,50
Address
Calle Viamonte 430
1053 Buenos Aires

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
Net EU contribution
€ 340 920,10
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX
France
Net EU contribution
€ 59 243,75
Address
Place Pey Berland 35
33000 Bordeaux

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Region
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Aquitaine Gironde
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MARITSA VEGETABLE CROPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 100 000,00
Address
Brezovsko Shosse Street 32
4003 Plovdiv

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Region
Югозападна и Южна централна България Южен централен Пловдив
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ALMA SEGES SOCIETA COOPERATIVA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
Address
Via Campolongo 184
84025 Eboli

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Region
Sud Campania Salerno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ENZA ZADEN CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 150 245,30
Address
Cm Canal De Benimar La Maleza
04710 El Ejido Almeria

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Region
Andalucía Almería
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BIOTECGEN SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 114 000,00
Address
Via Leuca 174
73100 Lecce

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Sud Puglia Lecce
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FUNDACION CAJAMAR DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
Address
Camino Del Cementerio Nuevo S/n Esc Sn
46200 Paiporta

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EURICE EUROPEAN RESEARCH AND PROJECT OFFICE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 450 000,00
Address
Heinrich-hertz-allee 1
66386 St Ingbert

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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)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY
Taiwan
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Roosevelt Road 1
10617 Taipei

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 374 873,75
ROUGELINE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Chemin De Cazeaux
47200 Marmande

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Aquitaine Lot-et-Garonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 45 000,00
NORFOLK PLANT SCIENCES LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 49 902,90
Address
Colney Lane John Innes Centre Norwich Research Park
NR4 7UH Norwich

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SME

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

Yes
Region
East of England East Anglia Breckland and South Norfolk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00