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Improve performance of organic agriculture by boosting organic seed and plant breeding efforts across Europe

Objective

LIVESEED aims to improve the performance and competitiveness of the organic sector by boosting organic seed and plant breeding efforts. To increase the availability and choice of organic seed, LIVESEED will (i) harmonize the implementation of legislative requirements and develop an EU-wide router database tool for seed suppliers, (ii) develop improved cultivar testing systems, organic seed health and quality strategies, best practices for organic seed multiplication, and new variety testing protocols for the registration of cultivars for the organic sector, (iii) develop novel breeding concepts, selection tools, and genetic resources, (iv) explore plant-microbe interactions, (v) initiate new breeding networks to close major gaps for legumes, cereals, vegetables, fruit trees and fodder crops, (vi) identify bottlenecks in the organic seed market, (vii) develop business and governance models for breeding and seed production, (viii) engage stakeholder groups for knowledge exchange, practical training, and capacity building, and (ix) provide recommendations based on synthesis of LIVESEED outcomes. The innovative multi-actor and -action research approach (‘learning by doing’) of LIVESEED ensures a broad and fast implementation of the project outputs across Europe. The LIVESEED consortium represents a multidisciplinary European partnership involving 48 organisations (35 partners + 13 third linked parties) and >30 stakeholders from 16 EU countries and Switzerland, including researchers, breeders, seed producers, organic associations and retailers. Combining scientific and practical knowledge will enable the consortium to generate innovative solutions adapted to the needs of end-users for different pedo-climatic and socio-economic contexts. The main outcome will be an improved breeding efficiency and a greater choice and uptake of organic seed derived from resilient cultivars to optimize organic and low-input agriculture and strengthen sustainable food production in Europe.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2016-2
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Coordinator

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURE MOVEMENTS EUROPEAN UNION REGIONAL GROUP
Address
Sunnersberg Hog 1
531 98 Lidkoping
Sweden
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 837 750

Participants (36)

FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU STIFTUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Ackerstrasse 113
5070 Frick
Activity type
Research Organisations
DIKTYO GIA TIN VIOPOIKILOTITA KAI TIN OIKOLOGIA STI GEORGIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 147 400
Address
Ano Lechonia
373 00 Volos
Activity type
Other
AGES - OSTERREICHISCHE AGENTUR FUR GESUNDHEIT UND ERNAHRUNGSSICHERHEIT GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 71 952,50
Address
Spargelfeldstrasse 191
1220 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
BORGEN ANDERS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 155 511,25
Address
Houvej 55
9550 Mariager
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Bundeshaus Ost
3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AGRORESURSU UN EKONOMIKAS INSTITUTS
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 210 899,26
Address
Zinatnes Iela 2, Priekuli, Priekulu Pagasts
4126 Priekulu Novads
Activity type
Other
BINGENHEIMER SAATGUT AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 107 562,50
Address
Kronstrasse 24
61209 Echzell
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING BIONEXT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 306 698,75
Address
Nieuwe Kazernelaan 2 D 42
6711 JC Ede
Activity type
Other
FONDATSIYA ZA BIOLOGICHNO ZEMEDELIE BIOSELENA
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 60 500
Address
41 Shipka Str Entry A Fl 1 Ap 4
1000 Sofia
Activity type
Other
BUNDESVERBAND NATURKOST NATURWAREN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 52 593,75
Address
Michaelkirchstrasse 17-18
10179 Berlin
Activity type
Other
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 259 167,19
Address
Via Po 14
00198 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 326 400
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
FELDSAATEN FREUDENBERGER GMBH & CO. KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 53 062,50
Address
Magdeburger Strasse 2
47800 Krefeld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU DEUTSCHLAND EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 638 650
Address
Kasseler Strasse 1A
60486 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 291 797,50
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO POLITECNICO DE COIMBRA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 173 850
Address
Rua Da Misericordia, Lagar Dos Corticos
3045-093 Coimbra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT TECHNIQUE DE L AGRICULTURE BIOLOGIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 490 950
Address
Rue De Bercy 149
75595 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTYTUT UPRAWY NAWOZENIA I GLEBOZNAWSTWA, PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 122 600
Address
Czartoryskich 8
24 100 Pulawy
Activity type
Research Organisations
LIVING SEEDS SEMENTES VIVAS, SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 92 675
Address
Centro Empresarial De Idanha A Nova Zona Industrial Escritorio 14
6060-182 Idanha A Nova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING LOUIS BOLK INSTITUUT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 538 233,75
Address
Kosterijland 3
3981 AJ Bunnik
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGRARTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 71 200
Address
Brunszvik Street 2
2462 Martonvasar
Activity type
Research Organisations
OKOLOGIAI MEZOGAZDASAGI KUTATOINTEZET KOZHASZNU NONPROFIT KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 167 348,75
Address
Melczer Utca 47
1174 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
PROGRESSIVE FARMING TRUST LTD LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 467 540,75
Address
Trent Lodge
GL7 6JN Cirencester
Activity type
Research Organisations
RETE SEMI RURALI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 348 312
Address
Via Di Casignano 25
50018 Scandicci Fi
Activity type
Other
SATIVA RHEINAU AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 6 250
Address
Klosterplatz 1
8462 Rheinau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOCIEDAD ESPANOLA DE AGRICULTURA ECOLOGICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 105 787,50
Address
Escuela De Capataces De Catarroja Cami Del Port S/n.
46470 Catarroja
Activity type
Other
LANDBRUG & FODEVARER F.M.B.A.
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 167 198,75
Address
Axeltorv 3
1609 Kobenhavn V
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE AGRICOLA FUNDULEA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 107 500
Address
Strada Nicolae Titulescu 1
915200 Fundulea
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNION BIO SEMENCES
France
EU contribution
€ 129 887,50
Address
41 Rue De Riviere
91720 Maisse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 121 100
Address
Largo Dos Colegiais 2
7000 803 Evora
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 368 500
Address
Piazza Roma 22
60121 Ancona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET KASSEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 221 756,21
Address
Monchebergstrasse 19
34125 Kassel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VITALIS BIOLOGISCHE ZADEN B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 81 000
Address
Hengelderweg 6
7383RG Voorst
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 99 000
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DE BEERSCHE HOEVE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 29 535
Address
Baesterdijk 5
5091 RA Oost West En Middelbeers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CULTIVARI GETREIDEZUCHTUNGSFORSCHUNG DARZAU GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 24 668,79
Address
Hof Darzau 1
29490 Neu Darchau
Activity type
Research Organisations