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Breeding Invertebrates for Next Generation BioControl (BINGO)

Objective

BACKGROUND
Secure and sustainable food production in terms of quantity and quality is a major challenge facing human societies. However, food security is continuously threatened by current and invasive pest species. EU regulations for the use of pesticides are getting stricter to ensure food safety and protect ecosystem health. Biocontrol of agricultural pests by using natural enemies has great potential to deal with these two demands.
CHALLENGE
Controlling novel exotic pests often involves importing non-native natural enemies. Such practices are undesirable as it poses risks to local biodiversity. Optimizing existing and native biocontrol agents can reduce the dependence on imported natural enemies.
OBJECTIVE
BINGO will advance current knowledge in biocontrol practice through the use of natural genetic variation and by simultaneously training 13 young researchers in an extensive suite of interdisciplinary skills. This will allow them to improve the efficiency of biological pest control through selective breeding of natural enemies in a broad range of agricultural systems and environmental conditions.
HOW
The research projects will address current bottlenecks in biocontrol, for rearing, monitoring and performance, that include a broad range of scientific disciplines and in which state-of-the-art population genomics will be applied. Industry has a pivotal role by providing the problems for research, training, and by translating the results to capacity building and increased competitiveness.
RELEVANCE
BINGO will deliver improved biocontrol agents, knowledge on the genetic organisation of traits related to agents’ performance, genetic markers for monitoring and risk assessment, and guidelines and protocols for genetic improvement of natural enemies. Crucially, BINGO will deliver eager ESRs that have the potential to thrive in professional environments in science, industry and public bodies to ensure that the biocontrol potential is met and implemented.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 510 748,56

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO VALENCIANO DE INVESTIGACIONES AGRARIAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Carretera Moncada Naquera Km 4,5
46113 Moncada (Valencia)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Biologicke centrum AV CR, v. v. i.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 232 422,48
Address
Branisovska 31
370 05 Ceske Budejovice
Activity type
Research Organisations
KOPPERT BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Veilingweg 14
2651 BE Berkel En Rodenrijs
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 255 934,08
Address
Viale Delle Terme Di Caracalla
00153 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CAB INTERNATIONAL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 265 226,76
Address
Noseworthy Way
OX10 8DE Wallingford
Activity type
Research Organisations
VETERINAERMEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 255 934,08
Address
Veterinaerplatz 1
1210 Vienna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (3)

Π.ΣΚΕΝΤΕΡΙΔΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΣΙΑ Ε.Ε.
Greece
Address
1St Km N.silata-rodokipos
63080 N.silata
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AMW Nützlinge GmbH
Germany
Address
Ausserhalb 54
64319 Pfungstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA FP
Portugal
Address
Campo Grande Edificio C1 Piso 3
1749 016 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations