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Safe Food and Feed through an Integrated ToolBox for Mycotoxin Management

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.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2015-2
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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
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
ICC-INTERNATIONAL ASSOCATION FOR CEREAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Austria
EU contribution
€ 165 125
Address
Stubenring 12
1010 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
HARPER ADAMS UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 358 348,75
Address
Edgmond
TF10 8NB Newport
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FOODLIFE INTERNATIONAL BILIMSEL DANISMANLIK PROJE YONETIMI EGITIM ARASTIRMA GELISTIRME SANAYI VE TICARETLIMITED SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 214 116
Address
Odtu Teknokent Ikizler Binasi
06800 Ankara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BARILLA G. E R. FRATELLI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 289 375
Address
Via Mantova 166
43122 Parma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 399 350
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 422 562
Address
Calle Velazquez, No 94 Primera Planta
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERZITET U NOVOM SADU, POLJOPRIVREDNI FAKULTET NOVI SAD
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 183 025
Address
Trg Dositeja Obradovica 8
21000 Novi Sad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HORTA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 334 030
Address
Via Gorra 55
29122 Piacenza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BUNDESINSTITUT FUER RISIKOBEWERTUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 101 137,50
Address
Max Dohrn Strasse 8-10
10589 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
SULEYMAN DEMIREL UNIVERSITY

Participation ended

Turkey
EU contribution
€ 10 720,66
Address
Suleyman Demirel Universitesi Cunur
32260 Isparta
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 159 380
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI
Norway
EU contribution
€ 216 182,50
Address
Hoegskoleveien 7
1430 Aas
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTE OF AGRO-PRODUCTS PROCESSING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, CHINESE ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
1 Nongda South Road Xibeiwang Haidian District
100193 Beijing
Activity type
Other
BIOMIN HOLDING GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 103 441,25
Address
Erber Campus 1
3131 Getzersdorf Bei Traismauer
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACADEMY OF STATE ADMINISTRATION OFGRAIN
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
"The Liangke Building #11 Baiwanzhuang Street Xicheng District"
100037 Beijing
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SUDZUCKER AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 33 125
Address
Maximilianstrasse 10
68165 Mannheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AXEB BIOTHECH SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 13 828,75
Address
Parc De Gardeny S N Bloque H3 Planta 2 Puerta B
25003 Lleida
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGRO LV LIMITED
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 32 937,50
Address
62 Tsentralna Str Kamianka-buzka District Lviv
80400 Vyriv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Taris Figs Agricultural Sales Cooperatives Unions
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 30 000
Address
Gazi Bulvarı, Vural Is Merkezi, No 16 4
Izmir
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DRUSTVO SA OGRANICENOM ODGOVORNOSCUAGROCENTRUM ZA PROIZVODNJU PROMETI POSLOVNE USLUGE
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 32 968,75
Address
Gornji Salasi 265
21220 Becej
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FEED RESEARCH INSTITUTE CHINESE ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Fri Caas No 12 Zhongguancun South Street
100081 Haidian Beijing
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EVK DI Kerschhaggl GmbH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 260 614,34
Address
Josef-krainer-strasse 35
8074 Raaba
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)