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Insect-borne prokaryote-associated diseases in tropical and subtropical perennial crops

Objective

The project aims to address economically important insect-borne prokaryote-associated diseases of perennial crops (palm, citrus and grapevine) grown in tropical and subtropical areas which are seriously affecting the trade and import of agricultural products and materials worldwide. These diseases are due to the presence of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma’ associated with “lethal yellowing” in palms and “yellows” in grapevine, and ‘Ca. Liberibacter’ associated with “Huanglongbing” in citrus. These diseases could also present a possible threat to EU agriculture as a result of accelerated climate change that the EU is facing nowadays. The management of these diseases will be focused on tropical and subtropical areas in Africa (Ghana, South Africa and Reunion), the Americas (Mexico, Chile) and the Caribbean (Guadalupe, Jamaica, Cuba), and subtropical regions in Europe (Spain). Prevalence of the aforementioned diseases is severe in these areas, giving rise to social and economic threats, affecting local agriculture and export of products internationally and, in particular, to the EU. Knowledge and technologies available in the EU countries will be deployed in tropical and subtropical regions for carrying out epidemiologic studies aimed at filling gaps in our knowledge (including climatic and cultural factors); integrated pest management strategies based on innovative diagnostic and prevention tools; reduced insecticide treatments; use of defence elicitors and improved resistant germplasm; and pest risk assessment schemes. The project will evaluate the economical sustainability and the industrial relevance of the proposed solutions, and will assess the social impact of these diseases, and the distributive effects in the target countries. Local plant protection organizations, farmers and producers will actively participate as partners and/or in the Stakeholder Advisory Board, taking part in field trials, demonstration and exploitation of the results.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SFS-2016-2

Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Net EU contribution
€ 577 518,75
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (21)

CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 382 750,00
Address
Via Della Navicella 2-4
00184 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 271 302,50
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham

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Region
East Midlands (England) Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
COCONUT INDUSTRY BOARD
Jamaica
Net EU contribution
€ 110 000,00
Address
18 Waterloo Road
Kingston 10

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 206 445,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
COOPERATIVA AGRICOLA VITIVINICOLA LONCOMILLA
Chile
Net EU contribution
€ 85 000,00
Address
Ribera Poniente Rio Loncomilla S/n
3660000 San Javier

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán A.C.
Mexico
Net EU contribution
€ 199 851,25
Address
Calle 43 130
97200 Mérida, Yucatán

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
Ghana
Net EU contribution
€ 99 622,50
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
COLEGIO DE POSTGRADUADOS
Mexico
Net EU contribution
€ 95 408,75
Address
Carretera Mexico-texcoco Km 36.5
56230 Texcoco

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 100 000,00
Address
Victoria Street Administration B Building
7600 Stellenbosch

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AGRITEST SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 41 625,00
Address
Strada Provinciale Per Casamassima Km 3
70010 Valenzano

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Sud Puglia Bari
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 218 812,50
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C

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Region
Danmark Midtjylland Østjylland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NACIONALNI INSTITUT ZA BIOLOGIJO
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 220 000,00
Address
Vecna Pot 111
1000 Ljubljana

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE
Chile
Net EU contribution
€ 221 250,00
Address
Av. Libertador Bernardo O'higgins 1058
10 Santiago

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES EN FRUTICULTURA TROPICAL
Cuba
Net EU contribution
€ 92 495,00
Address
Avenue 7th, Number 3005
11300 La Habana

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FUNDACION EMPRESA UNIVERSIDAD GALLEGA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 292 668,75
Address
Rua Lope Gomez De Marzoa Campus Universitario Sur
15705 Santiago De Compostela

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Region
Galicia A Coruña
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC
France
Net EU contribution
€ 266 437,50
Address
Rue Scheffer 42
75016 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUTO VALENCIANO DE INVESTIGACIONES AGRARIAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 221 500,00
Address
Carretera De Moncada Km 10.7
46113 Moncada Valencia

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ECOPRODUCTORES DEL TROPICO HUMEDO
Mexico
Net EU contribution
€ 85 312,50
Address
Eucalipto No 14 Pedregal De Las Fuentes
62550 Jiutepec Estado De Morelos

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Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ASSOFWI
France
Net EU contribution
€ 134 375,00
Address
Route Du Bouchu
97119 Vieux Habitants

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
RUP FR — Régions Ultrapériphériques Françaises Guadeloupe Guadeloupe
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PATHO SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 60 000,00
Address
143 Die Bult Plaas, R44 Pad Soetend
7654 Wellington

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
VINPRO
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 17 588,75
Address
Labori Et Picardi Cecilia Street
7646 Suider Paarl

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Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00