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Breeding for Resilient, Efficient and Sustainable Organic Vegetable production

Objective

The project deals with the urgent need to provide climate-resilient cultivars addressed to organic vegetable production systems. These new cultivars will benefit organic growers, and the organic seed industry, providing much needed security both under current and future scenarios of climate change. In this project, we will exploit the genetic variation of broccoli, kohlrabi, bean and tomato for enhanced productivity, by exploiting up-to-date knowledge of genome structure and function. This work will be enhanced by the active involvement of farmers, advisory services, research institutes, breeding companies and food processors from diverse geographical/climatic contexts in Europe and Non-EU countries. The selection of pre-breeding/ breeding lines for the three species will be undertaken in organic vegetable farming systems, utilizing an annual crop rotation scheme. New cultivars will be selected for efficiency when grown under water, temperature, and nitrogen stress, for resistance to some pests and diseases, for desirable product quality traits such as taste, visual appearance, post-harvest performance. The Stakeholder Board will contribute to the expected outcomes of the project. Crop genetic diversity will be broad as we will be utilizing several landraces (LRs) and crops wild relatives (CWRs) provided by partners for the foreseen pre-breeding and breeding activities. We will adopt an innovative approach, where plant traits related to the roots-zone, and to root-growth, and architecture that enable a better interaction with organic soil and its microbiome, are sought to benefit the end-users. This approach will ensure that the available genetic resources and bred-germplasm, combined with the best on-farm management practices will enhance resource use efficiency and productivity. The germplasm from this project will act to pump-prime the production of new seed for the organic growing sector and will also serve as a model for the enhancement of other crops.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SFS-2017-2

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CATANIA
Net EU contribution
€ 689 708,75
Address
Piazza Universita 2
95131 Catania
Italy

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Region
Isole Sicilia Catania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (21)

EUROSEEDS
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 294 625,00
Address
Avenue Des Arts 52
1000 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALMERIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 334 860,00
Address
Carretera Sacramento Canada
04120 Almeria

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Region
Andalucía Almería
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDADE DE TRAS-OS-MONTES E ALTO DOURO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 125 000,00
Address
Quinta De Prados
5000 911 Vila Real

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Region
Continente Norte Douro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
VYZKUMNY USTAV ROSTLINNE VYROBY VVI
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 164 962,50
Address
Drnovska 507
16106 Praha 6

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Region
Praha Hlavní město Praha
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU STIFTUNG
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 417 115,00
Address
Ackerstrasse 113
5070 Frick

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Nordwestschweiz Aargau
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 517 437,25
Address
Piazza Roma 22
60121 Ancona

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Region
Centro (IT) Marche Ancona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
VEGENOV-BBV
France
Net EU contribution
€ 235 585,00
Address
Penn Ar Prat
29250 Saint Pol De Leon

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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
Bretagne Bretagne Finistère
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 451 246,25
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool

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Region
North West (England) Merseyside Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 390 715,00
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3a
46022 Valencia

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STATIUNEA DE CERCETARE DEZVOLTARE PENTRU LEGUMICULTURA BACAU
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 195 750,00
Address
Calea Barladului 220
600388 Bacau

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Region
Macroregiunea Doi Nord-Est Bacău
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 651 875,00
Address
Via Della Navicella 2-4
00184 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BEIJING ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY SCIENCE
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
12 Ruiwangfen Xiangshan Road Haidian
100093 Beijing

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 330 000,00
ZHEJIANG ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
No 198 Shiqiao Street
310021 Hangzhou

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 291 750,00
UNIVERSITE DE TUNIS EL MANAR
Tunisia
Net EU contribution
€ 151 875,00
Address
Campus Tunis Rommana
1068 Tunis

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SERVICIO REGIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO AGROALIMENTARIO DEL PRINCIPADO DE ASTURIAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 319 750,00
Address
Ctra As-267 Pk 19
33300 Villaviciosa Asturias

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Region
Principado de Asturias Asturias
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PROSPECIERARA
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 107 478,75
Address
Unter Bruglingen 6 Munchenstein
4052 Basel

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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
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Nordwestschweiz Basel-Stadt
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ITAKA SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 305 426,25
Address
Via Monte Napoleone 8
20121 Milano

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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
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding 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
€ 124 528,75
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
FOUNDATION OF RESEARCH & BUSINESS, CHUNGHAM NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
South Korea
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Daehak-ro 99
34134 Daejeon

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 405 578,75
TERRE D'ESSAIS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 93 831,25
Address
Ld Le Glazic
22740 Pleumeur Gautier

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Region
Bretagne Bretagne Côtes-d’Armor
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EURICE EUROPEAN RESEARCH AND PROJECT OFFICE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 390 250,00
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