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Xylella Fastidiosa Active Containment Through a multidisciplinary-Oriented Research Strategy

Objective

XF-ACTORS aims to establish a multidisciplinary research program to answer the urgent need to improve prevention, early detection and control of Xylella fastidiosa (Xf). Recently, Xf was introduced into Italy, where it is causing severe damage to olive crops, and in France, where so far it is limited to ornamental plants and some landscape trees. The overall goal of the research program is to assess Xf potential to spread throughout EU territory, while maximizing its impact through a multifactor approach, based on a seamless integration amongst the 29 partners involved. Proposed actions will be complementary to those carried out under the Project POnTE - 635646, thus ensuring an unbroken continuity with currently ongoing efforts. Specific objectives have been outlined following a step-by-step route, from preventing its introduction into pest-free areas to the establishment of successful eradication strategies in infected zones. Preventive measures against Xf will be strengthened by implementing EU certification programs and developing a plan for establishing a EU Clean Plant Network. EU policy makers will be supported through the development of pest risk assessment tools, focused on current outbreaks and forecasting potentially threatened regions. Surveillance will be properly implemented, supporting the development of early detection tools for field use, remote sensing technology and predictive modelling. Critical information on the pathogen biology, epidemiological traits and hosts under threat, will be gathered with the guidance of the American research groups with long-established research. At the same time, the insect-bacteria interactions will be determined, for developing strategic control measures. The final overall objective is a comprehensive integrated management strategy for diseases associated with Xf, applicable both IPM and organic farming systems, to prevent Xf spread, control its economic, environmental/social impact, when an outbreak would occur.
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Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Address

Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 975 000

Participants (31)

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CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DE HAUTES ETUDES AGRONOMIQUES MEDITERRANEENNES

France

EU Contribution

€ 633 250

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BARI ALDO MORO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 306 750

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 600 000

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 480 000

INSTITUTO VALENCIANO DE INVESTIGACIONES AGRARIAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 350 000

BENAKI PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 250 000

JULIUS KUHN-INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR KULTURPFLANZEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 290 000

VLAAMSE GEWEST

Belgium

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

United States

EU Contribution

€ 250 000

AGENCIA PAULISTA DE TECNOLOGIA DOS AGRONEGOCIOS

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 60 000

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY

Taiwan

UNIVERSIDAD DE COSTA RICA

Costa Rica

EU Contribution

€ 119 000

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 225 533,70

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

INSTITUTO POLITECNICO DE BRAGANCA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 250 000

THE UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 170 000

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 300 000

CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 150 000

FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 200 000

NEDERLANDSE VOEDSEL EN WARENAUTORITEIT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 140 000

INSTITUTO ANDALUZ DE INVESTIGACIONY FORMACION AGRARIA PESQUERA ALIMENTARIA Y DE LA PRODUCCION ECOLOGICA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 80 000

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURE MOVEMENTS EUROPEAN UNION REGIONAL GROUP

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 50 000

ORGANISATION EUROPEENNE ET MEDITERRANEENNE POUR LA PROTECTION DES PLANTES

France

EU Contribution

€ 117 500

RUSSELL IPM LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 100 000

ENBIOTECH SOCIETA A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 150 000

AINIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 89 000

SUSTAINABLE COMMUNICATION AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 210 000

STICHTING NEDERLANDSE ALGEMENE KWALITEITSDIENST TUINBOUW

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 30 000

CENTRO INTERPROFESSIONALE PER LE ATTIVITA VIVAISTICHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 20 000

EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR LANDBOUW- EN VISSERIJONDERZOEK

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 282 500

THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 24 466,30

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 727987

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2016

  • End date

    31 October 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 964 125

  • EU contribution

    € 6 903 000

Coordinated by:

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy