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Stevia rebaudiana as a diversification alternative for European Tobacco Farmers to strengthen the European Competitiveness

Objective

The CAP reform for the tobacco sector (EG Nr. 864/2004) has the aim to phase out the subsidy payment for tobacco cultivation on Dec 31, 2013. This will have a great impact on the tobacco growers in terms of income and employment. Without a diversification alternative with a high added value most of European Tobacco farms must close. The DIVTOB and the CoAlTa-Project on diversification of Tobacco farms identified Stevia rebaudiana as one of the most promising economic opportunities for the traditional small Tobacco family farms (2-10 ha total farm area) in Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain.
Therefore the Go4Stevia proposal has the strategic objective to solve a problem of livelihood for EU tobacco farmers integrated in SME Associations from four EU Member States. The scientific and technical objective of the Go4Stevia project is to develop a new and innovative economic opportunity for European Tobacco farmers. This shall be achieved by a consortium from 13 partners of 6 EU Member States composed by 5 SME Associations from 4 member states as beneficiaries, 3 RTD-performers with complementary expertise and 5 other participants as end-users.
The Go4Stevia project aims to beam the EU in the future international trade sector of Stevia rebaudiana and Stevia products in a strong competitive position by the development of a Novel Food as an innovative food ingredient on the basis of Stevia rebaudiana (WP2-WP4). The development of an integrated weed control system adapted to the environmental conditions of the SME Associations for Stevia crop final implementation in the EU (WP5).
Dissemination activities are directed to European Food Industry and towards the SME beneficiaries by IPR protection and the preparation of the novel food application (WP6). Training (WP7) shall ensure that the SME beneficiaries will absorb all developed foreground IPR.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2012
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM
Address
Schloss Hohenheim
70599 Stuttgart
Germany

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stephan Dabbert (Prof.)
EU contribution
€ 163 200

Participants (12)

AGRARIAN-INDUSTRIAL TOBACCO-PRODUCING COOPERATIVE OF TOUMBA PEONIA KILKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 424 807
Address
Toumpa
61400 Axioupoli, Kilkis

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stergios Peltekiadis (Mr.)
COUAGA VEGAS DE GRANADA SCA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 441 007
Address
Cl General Aranda
18194 Granada

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carmen Diaz (Ms.)
TABACCHICOLTORI VENETI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 424 807
Address
Largo Europa 101
36026 Pojana Maggiore

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luca Vigato (Mr.)
ASSOCIACAO DE PRODUTORES DE TABACO TIPO BURLEY
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 424 807
Address
Rua Nossa Senhora Do Desterro 7
3060-558 Cantanhede

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Cristina Abrantes (Ms.)
UNIWERSYTET PRZYRODNICZY W POZNANIU
Poland
Address
Ulica Wojska Polskiego 28
60 637 Poznan

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Człapka-Matyasik Magdalena (Dr.)
COOPERATIVA SOCIALE ISTITUTO NAZIONALE PER LO STUDIO E IL CONTROLLO DEI TUMORI E DELLE MALATTIE AMBIENTALI BERNARDINO RAMAZZINI SOCIETA CS
Italy
Address
Via Libia 13 A
40138 Bologna

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Morando Soffritti (Dr.)
PELTEKIADIS VASILEIOS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 9 920
Address
Toympa
61400 Axioupoli

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vasilis Peltekiadis (Mr.)
GARCIA MORALES JUAN
Spain
EU contribution
€ 7 440
Address
Calle Eugenia De Montijo 22
18195 Granada

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juan Garcia Morales (Mr.)
VALENTE DUARTE ANTONIO ALFREDO

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Portugal
Address
Rua De Sepins Pequeno 26
3060-547 Sepins

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio Alfredo Valente Duarte (Mr.)
AGRITAB SOCIETA AGRICOLA SOCIETA SEMPLICE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 9 920
Address
Via Pozza 82
37053 Cerea

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Franco Bozzolin (Dr.)
AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVES UNION OF AMFIKLEIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 424 807
Address
Ath. Eftaxia 27
35002 Amfikleia

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dimitrios Sklavounos (Mr.)
ASOCIACION COOPERATIVAS DE GRANADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 17 284,99
Address
Calle Islas Cies 7 Bajo
18600 Motril Granada

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ester Alvarez (Ms.)