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Increasing the efficiency and competitiveness of organic crop breeding

Objective

ECOBREED will improve the availability of seed and varieties suitable for organic and low- input production. Activities will focus on four crop species, selected for their potential contribution to increase competitiveness of the organic sector, i.e. common wheat, potato, soybean and common buckwheat. The project will develop (a) methods, strategies and infrastructures for organic breeding, (b) varieties with improved stress resistance, resource use efficiency and quality and (c) improved methods for the production of high quality organic seed. The objectives are:
• To increase the availability of seeds and varieties for the organic and low-input sector
• To identify traits and combinations of traits suited to organic and low-input production environment including high nutrient use efficiency and weed competitiveness/allelopathy
• To increase breeding activities for organic and low-input crop production.

ECOBREED will increase the competitiveness of the organic and low-input breeding and farming sectors by:
• Identifying genetic and phenotypic variation in morphological, abiotic/biotic tolerance/resistance and nutritional quality traits that can be used in organic breeding
• Evaluation of the potential of genetic variation for enhanced nutrient acquisition
• Evaluation of the potential for increased weed competitiveness and control
• Optimisation of seed production/multiplication via improved agronomic and seed treatment protocols
• Developing efficient, ready-to-use farmer participatory breeding systems
• Pre-breeding of elite varieties for improved agronomic performance, biotic/abiotic stress resistance/tolerance and nutritional quality
• Development of training programmes in (a) genomic tools/techniques, (b) PPB and (c) use and application of improved phenotyping capabilities.
• Ensuring optimum and rapid utilisation and exploitation of project deliverables and innovations by relevant industry and other user/stakeholder groups.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2017-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

KMETIJSKI INSTITUT SLOVENIJE - AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE OF SLOVENIA
Address
Hacquetova Ulica 17
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 972 500

Participants (24)

UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 344 450
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VYZKUMNY USTAV ROSTLINNE VYROBY VVI
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 359 637,50
Address
Drnovska 507
16106 Praha 6
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT ZA RATARSTVO I POVRTARSTVO INSTITUT OD NACIONALNOG ZNACAJA ZA REPUBLIKU SRBIJU
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 352 157,50
Address
Maksima Gorkog 30
21000 Novi Sad
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE AGRICOLA FUNDULEA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 190 340
Address
Strada Nicolae Titulescu 1
915200 Fundulea
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGRARTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 232 500
Address
Brunszvik Street 2
2462 Martonvasar
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 500 864,75
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
L.C. SMALES & SON LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 121 393,75
Address
Thornton Farm Norham Berwick-upon-tweed
TD15 2LP Northumberland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SELGEN AS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 191 943,75
Address
Jankovcova 18
17037 Praha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VOLAKAKIS NIKOLAOS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 202 593,75
Address
Sivas Festos
70200 Sivas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 293 335
Address
Via S Maria In Gradi 4
01100 Viterbo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATURLAND - VERBAND FUR OKOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Kleinhaderner Weg 1
82166 Munchen
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 274 997,50
Address
Lg Campus Lagoas Marcosende
36310 Vigo Pontevedra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTYTUT HODOWLI I AKLIMATYZACJI ROSLIN - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 222 500
Address
Radzikow
05-870 Blonie
Activity type
Research Organisations
PANNON EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 180 000
Address
Egyetem U 10
8200 Veszprem
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PRO-BIO OBCHODNI SPOLECNOST SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 280 000
Address
Lipova 40
78832 Stare Mesto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIOMILA SPOL SRO
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
Rudnik 428
906 23 Rudnik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NARODNE POL'NOHOSPODARSKE A POTRAVINARSKE CENTRUM
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 280 750
Address
Hlohovecka 2
951 41 Luzianky
Activity type
Research Organisations
RGA, RAZISKOVALNA GENETIKA IN AGROKEMIJA, DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 76 875
Address
Krog Brodarska Ulica 27
9000 Murska Sobota
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SAATZUCHT GLEISDORF GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 208 000
Address
Am Tieberhof 33
8200 Gleisdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POSLOVNI SISTEM GLOBAL SEED DOO CURUG
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 60 000
Address
Gospodjinacka 1A
21238 Curug
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SECOBRA SAATZUCHT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 119 620
Address
Feldkirchen 3
85368 Moosburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VEREINIGUNG DER PFLANZENZUCHTER UND SAATGUTKAUFLEUTE OSTERREICHS
Austria
EU contribution
€ 15 000
Address
Wiener Strasse 64
3100 St Polen
Activity type
Other
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Zhongguancun South Street 12
100081 Beijing
Activity type
Research Organisations
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
United States
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Neill Hall 423
99164-3140 Pullman, Washington
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments