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Harnessing the value of tomato genetic resources for now and the future

Objective

Tomato is a paradigm of crop domestication: a widely cultivated and consumed vegetable but with reduced genetic diversity and therefore highly vulnerable to emerging diseases and climate change. Fortunately, tomato is rich in genetic resources and information to overcome those difficulties and a coalition of scientists and breeding experts which have generated a large amount of this information have been organized under an effective management structure and a series of objectives to overcome those threats. HARNESSTOM aims to demonstrate that increasing use of Genetic Resources is key for food safety and security and can lead to innovation and benefit all stakeholders. By capitalizing on the large effort done recently in several EU-funded projects to connect phenotypes/genotypes in a large number of accessions from different germplasm banks and academia, HARNESSTOM will first collect, centralize and normalize this wealth of information in a way that is easily searchable and displayed in a user-friendly manner adapted to different type of users. Second, HARNESSTOM will develop four prebreeding programs addressing the major challenges of the field: 1) introducing resistances against major emerging diseases, 2) improving tomato tolerance to climate change, 3) improving quality 4) increasing resilience in traditional European tomato by participatory breeding. And additional goal is to increase speed and efficiency in prebreeding what is needed to be able to respond to the emerging challenges in a timely and effective manner. Joint leadership of both academia and industry in each of the WP and the participation of two NGOs representing different stakeholders guarantees the results of the project will have an impact in industry innovation and also in the society. An efficient management and outreach and communication platform is also in place to make sure the project runs smoothly and the interests of all stakeholders are protected

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 100 463,75

Participants (21)

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 550 122,50
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE TOULOUSE
France
EU contribution
€ 450 000
Address
Allee Emile Monso 6
31029 Toulouse Cedex 4
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 500 000
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 600 000
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 446 000
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
EU contribution
€ 450 000
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO VALENCIANO DE INVESTIGACIONES AGRARIAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 311 500
Address
Carretera Moncada Naquera Km 4,5
46113 Moncada (Valencia)
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Israel
EU contribution
€ 564 000
Address
Edmond J Safra Campus Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MARITSA VEGETABLE CROPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Brezovsko Shosse Street 32
4003 Plovdiv
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASSOC. DE PRODUCTORES Y COMERCIALIZADORES DE LA TOMATA DE PENJAR D'ALCALA DE XIVERT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Calle Sta Barbara 6
12570 Alcala De Xiver Castellon
Activity type
Other
ENZA ZADEN CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 122 500
Address
Cm Canal De Benimar La Maleza
04710 El Ejido Almeria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GAUTIER SEMENCES SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 140 000
Address
Route D'avignon
13630 Eyragues
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VILMORIN & CIE
France
EU contribution
€ 131 250
Address
4 Quai De La Megisserie
75001 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LA SEMIORTO SEMENTI SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 109 375
Address
Via Vecchia Lavorate 37
84087 Sarno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION CAJAMAR DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Camino Del Cementerio Nuevo S/n Esc Sn
46200 Paiporta
Activity type
Other
ASOCIACION EMPRESARIAL DE INVESTIGACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO NACIONAL AGROALIMENTARIO EXTREMADURA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 136 250
Address
Ctra Villafranco A Balboa Km 1,2
06195 Villafranco Del Guadiana (Badajoz)
Activity type
Research Organisations
TOP SEEDS INTERNATIONAL LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 313 775
Address
Mosav Sharona, Lower Galilee
1523200 Mosav Sharona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PHENOM NETWORKS LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 175 000
Address
10 Plaut St. Science Park 1St Floor
76706 Rehovot
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 298 000
Address
Via S Maria In Gradi 4
01100 Viterbo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY
Taiwan
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Roosevelt Road 1
10617 Taipei
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASIAN VEGETABLE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Taiwan
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
60 Yi-min Liao Shanhua
74199 Tainan
Activity type
Research Organisations