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Safe Food and Feed through an Integrated ToolBox for Mycotoxin Management

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 678012

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 March 2016

  • End date

    29 February 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 243 123,75

  • EU contribution

    € 4 997 660,75

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN

Austria

Objective

MyToolBox mobilises a multi-actor partnership (academia, farmers, technology SMEs, food industry and policy stakeholders) to develop novel interventions aimed at achieving a 20-90% reduction in crop losses due to fungal and mycotoxin contamination. MyToolBox will not only pursue a field-to-fork approach but will also consider safe use options of contaminated batches, such as the efficient production of biofuels. A major component of MyToolBox, which also distinguishes this proposal from previous efforts in the area mycotoxin reduction, is to provide the recommended measures to the end users along the food and feed chain in a web-based Toolbox. Cutting edge research will result in new interventions, which will be integrated together with existing measures in the Toolbox that will guide the end user as to the most effective measure(s) to be taken to reduce crop losses. We will focus on small grain cereals, maize, peanuts and dried figs, applicable to agricultural conditions in EU and China. Crop losses using existing practices will be compared with crop losses after novel pre-harvest interventions including investigation of genetic resistance to fungal infection, cultural control, the use of novel biopesticides (organic-farming compliant), competitive biocontrol treatment and development of forecasting models to predict mycotoxin contamination. Research into post-harvest measures including real-time monitoring during storage, innovative sorting of crops using vision-technology and novel milling technology will enable cereals with higher mycotoxin levels to be processed without breaching regulatory limits in finished products. Research into the effects of baking on mycotoxin levels will provide better understanding of process factors used in mycotoxin risk assessment. Involvement of leading institutions from China are aimed at establishing a sustainable cooperation in mycotoxin research between the EU and China.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN

Address

Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien

Austria

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 969 634

Participants (23)

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 667 758,75

ICC-INTERNATIONAL ASSOCATION FOR CEREAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 165 125

HARPER ADAMS UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 358 348,75

FOODLIFE INTERNATIONAL BILIMSEL DANISMANLIK PROJE YONETIMI EGITIM ARASTIRMA GELISTIRME SANAYI VE TICARETLIMITED SIRKETI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 214 116

BARILLA G. E R. FRATELLI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 289 375

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 399 350

IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 422 562

Univerzitet u Novom Sadu, Poljoprivredni fakultet Novi Sad

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 183 025

HORTA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 334 030

BUNDESINSTITUT FUER RISIKOBEWERTUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 101 137,50

SULEYMAN DEMIREL UNIVERSITY

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 10 720,66

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 159 380

NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 216 182,50

INSTITUTE OF AGRO-PRODUCTS PROCESSING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, CHINESE ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

China

BIOMIN HOLDING GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 103 441,25

ACADEMY OF STATE ADMINISTRATION OFGRAIN

China

SUDZUCKER AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 33 125

AXEB BIOTHECH SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 13 828,75

AGRO LV LIMITED

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 32 937,50

Taris Figs Agricultural Sales Cooperatives Unions

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 30 000

DRUSTVO SA OGRANICENOM ODGOVORNOSCUAGROCENTRUM ZA PROIZVODNJU PROMETI POSLOVNE USLUGE

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 32 968,75

FEED RESEARCH INSTITUTE CHINESE ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

China

EVK DI Kerschhaggl GmbH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 260 614,34

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 678012

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 March 2016

  • End date

    29 February 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 243 123,75

  • EU contribution

    € 4 997 660,75

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN

Austria