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Coordination and Collaboration between reference collections of plant pests and diseases for EU Plant Health Policy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 612712

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2013

  • End date

    30 September 2015

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 603 994,40

  • EU contribution

    € 499 946

Coordinated by:

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

Objective

International trade is increasing tremendously in recent years with a lot of import and export material going in and out of the European Union. Within this context there is also the increasing risk of importing unwanted organisms via this trade. Organisms include plant pests and pathogens, some of which may be on the quarantine list of the European Union. Also climate change may increase the ability of plant pests to survive regions other than those of their origin. Within the field of Plant Health a decline in taxonomic and phytosanitary experience has become eminent in the last decade; also relevant phytosanitary collections are under pressure. This will affect all members of the EU and other nations as well. To regulate and control plant pathogens there is an increasing need for efficient and reliable identification and detection tools. For their development and validation, good and well maintained collections containing relevant species are indispensable. A significant number of plant pest collections are still present within Europe but they are dispersed, widespread and of very variable quality. NPPO’s, mandated laboratories, universities and research institutes all have their own collections related to their specific work and scope. Many of these collections are connected to a single specialist. Within Europe there is a need to improve the infrastructure supporting phytosanitary important collections so as to more efficiently use the available infrastructure and improve collaboration in the field of phytosanitary infrastructure with regard to means, knowledge, expertise on taxonomy, development of detection methods and collections of phytosanitary important organisms. The main outputs to be disseminated from the project will include an inventory on characteristics of phytosanitary important collections within Europe and guidelines to improve quality standards and access and to design and build sustainable networks of reference collections.

Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Address

Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 Pb Wageningen

Netherlands

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 59 300

Administrative Contact

Peter Bonants (Dr.)

Participants (16)

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 31 808,11

VLAAMSE GEWEST

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 25 919

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 30 655

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 15 456

KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 42 110

EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 15 460

AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA SECURITE SANITAIRE DE L ALIMENTATION DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DU TRAVAIL

France

EU Contribution

€ 25 920

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT

France

EU Contribution

€ 59 300

STICHTING NATURALIS BIODIVERSITY CENTER

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 15 460

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT DSMZ-DEUTSCHE SAMMLUNG VON MIKROORGANISMEN UND ZELLKULTUREN GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 15 460

OSTERREICHISCHE AGENTUR FUR GESUNDHEIT UND ERNAHRUNGSSICHERHEIT GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 37 385

EUROPEAN AND MEDITERRANEAN PLANT PROTECTION ORGANISATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 53 842

FEDERAL STATE ORGANISATION ALL-RUSSIAN PLANT QUARANTINE CENTRE

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 15 460

JULIUS KUHN-INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR KULTURPFLANZEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 15 460

NEDERLANDSE VOEDSEL EN WARENAUTORITEIT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 30 650

FERA SCIENCE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 10 300,89

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 612712

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2013

  • End date

    30 September 2015

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 603 994,40

  • EU contribution

    € 499 946

Coordinated by:

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands