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BREEDing Coffee for AgroForestry Systems

Objective

Many tropical tree crops are threatened by climate change (CC), including coffee which is highly sensitive to high temperatures, droughts and diseases. 60% of coffee today is cultivated in Agroforestry Systems (AFS), which reduce dependence on external inputs and mitigate the adverse effects of CC. So far, however, breeding has developed cultivars only for open-sun cultivation. Using new Arabica coffee F1 hybrids as a case study, we will design and test coffee varieties, better adapted to AFS and CC and maintaining a robust defense system to biotic and abiotic stresses. By doing so, we will show how breeding programs can benefit both smallholder farmers by improving their incomes, increase the options for sustainability, and benefit the European industry through sustained supplies and a wider range of specialty coffees. The project will take advantage of hybrids, established in 8 countries (Portugal, France, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, French Guyana, Cameroon, El Salvador, Vietnam) under controlled conditions (temperature, light, CO2), field trials and networks of on-farm plots. GxE will be assessed through a multidisciplinary approach where genotypes will be grown in a wide range of environments and low-input management inherent to AFS. Farmers will participate in developing the farm assessment methodology and their experiences with new hybrids (profitability, social acceptance) will inform the breeding strategy. Roasters will be involved in the breeding process through evaluation of beverage quality. By combining extensive phenotyping with metabolomic and transcriptomic analysis, we will develop analytical and predictive tools for Coffee Metabolic Networks, leading to marker aided rapid selection and a new approach for breeding of perennial crops. Impacts will be ensured by innovation platforms, technology transfer for clonal propagation, promotion of direct trading between roasters and farmers, and promotion of new hybrids adapted to AFS.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SFS-2016-2

Coordinator

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC
Net EU contribution
€ 1 167 014,00
Address
Rue Scheffer 42
75016 Paris
France

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Research Organisations
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€ 1 167 014,00

Participants (17)

EUROFINS ANALYTICS FRANCE SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 150 650,00
Address
Rue Pierre Adolphe Bobierre
44300 Nantes

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Pays de la Loire Pays de la Loire Loire-Atlantique
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 150 650,00
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE AGRONOMIA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 248 125,00
Address
Tapada Da Ajuda
1349 017 Lisboa

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Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 248 125,00
NOVA ID FCT - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INOVACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DA FCT

Participation ended

Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Campus De Caparica Faculdade De Ciencias E Tecnologia Da Universidade Nova De Lisboa
2829 516 Caparica
Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 370 499,00
Address
University Road
H91 Galway

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Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 370 499,00
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
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€ 523 000,00
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn

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Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 523 000,00
ILLYCAFFE S.P.A
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 402 000,00
Address
Via Flavia 110
34147 Trieste

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Nord-Est Friuli-Venezia Giulia Trieste
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 402 000,00
FUNDACION NICAFRANCE
Nicaragua
Net EU contribution
€ 330 000,00
Address
Gasolinera De Xilda 150 Mts Hacia La Laguna Porton Verde A Mano Dereche Cidudad Sandino
Managua

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Research Organisations
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€ 330 000,00
STICHTING SNV NEDERLANDSE ONTWIKKELINGSORGANISATIE
Netherlands
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€ 127 087,00
Address
Parkstraat 83
2514JG Den Haag

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West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
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Other
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€ 127 087,00
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
France
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€ 270 437,00
Address
Boulevard De Dunkerque 44 Cs 90009
13572 Marseille

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Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Bouches-du-Rhône
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Research Organisations
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€ 270 437,00
UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER
France
Net EU contribution
€ 20 000,00
Address
163 Rue Auguste Broussonnet
34090 Montpellier

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Occitanie Languedoc-Roussillon Hérault
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 20 000,00
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 222 813,00
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
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€ 222 813,00
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 21 500,00
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Städteregion Aachen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 21 500,00
WORLD COFFEE RESEARCH
United States
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€ 0,00
Address
578 John Kimbrough Blvd Suite 230 Tamu 2477
77843 0001 College Station Tx

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€ 0,00
ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS
United States
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€ 0,00
Address
660 S Mill Avenue Centerpoint 312
85281 Tempe

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€ 0,00
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE AGRICOLE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
Cameroon
Net EU contribution
€ 110 000,00
Other funding
€ 110 000,00
VIETNAM ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Vietnam
Net EU contribution
€ 160 000,00
Address
Thanh Tri- Hanoi
134000 Hanoi

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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 160 000,00
UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 76 875,00
Address
Campus De Campolide
1099 085 Lisboa

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Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 76 875,00