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Increasing Fruit consumption through a trans disciplinary approach leading to High quality produce from environmentally safe, sustainable methods.

Increasing Fruit consumption through a trans disciplinary approach leading to High quality produce from environmentally safe, sustainable methods.

Objective

ISAFRUIT is an integrated project aiming at improved health of the European community by increasing fruit consumption. Increased consumption shall be achieved through consumer satisfaction: ISAFRUIT aims to better fulfil the consumer preferences and expectations with regard to the quality, safety, convenience and availability of fruit and fruit products at the point of sale. Consumer linked sciences are therefore the starting point of ISAFRUIT, giving input to the other RTD activities. In addition, ISAFRUIT wants to increase the consumers??? awareness of the health effects of fruit while also researching human health effects of fruit consumption. The fruit species used as models are apple and peaches/nectarines. Activities on quality and health effects as well as on convenience of processed fruit shall stimulate consumer interest in a wide range of healthy products. The proposed research on sustainable production methods including organic and integrated production will not only increase the safety of fruit, but also have positive effects on the European environment. Control of fruit quality throughout the supply chain from the point of sale to the farm is covered by various work packages. Genetics and implementation of new varieties is included considering long-term perspectives for the environment as well as to cope with characteristic preferences of consumers that currently hardly eat fruit. The ISAFRUIT Integrated project is built on 7 pillars: 1) Consumer driven and responsive supply chain, 2) Fruit and Human Health, 3) Improved appeal and nutritional value of processed fruit, 4) Quality, safety and sustainability - Improved pre harvest chain management, 5) Quality, safety and sustainability - Improved post harvest chain, 6) Genetics of fruit quality and implementation of better fruit cultivars, 7) Knowledge management. ISAFRUIT consists of a Management Committee, a Project and Pillar Coordinators, an SME-Committee, a Scientific Group and the General Assembly.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF AARHUS

Address

Norde Ringgade 1
Aarhus C

Denmark

Administrative Contact

Ole CALLESEN (Dr)

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RESEARCH STATION AGROSCOPE CHANGINS-WÄDENSWIL ACW

Switzerland

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK

Denmark

INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES

Spain

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA - DIPARTIMENTO COLTURE ARBOREE

Italy

NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH

Norway

PRAKTIJKONDERZOEK PLANT & OMGEVING B.V. (APPLIED PLANT RESEARCH)

Netherlands

PLANT RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL B.V.

Netherlands

LANDBOUW ECONOMISCH INSTITUUT (LEI) B.V.

Netherlands

RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF POMOLOGY AND FLORICULTURE

Poland

UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

United Kingdom

FACULTE UNIVERSITAIRE DES SCIENCES AGRONOMIQUES DE GEMBLOUX

Belgium

FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FÜR BIOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU OFFICIAL TRADE REGISTER NUMBER CH-280.7.916.587-1

Switzerland

DANISH CANCER SOCIETY

Denmark

BUNDESANSTALT FÜR ZÜCHTUNGSFORSCHUNG AN KULTURPFLANZEN

Germany

KOMPETENZZENTRUM OBSTBAU BODENSEE

Germany

OBSTBAU- VERSUCHS- UND BERATUNGSZENTRUM

Germany

THE ROYAL VETERINARY AND AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

Denmark

UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN

Denmark

UNIVERSITAT DE LLEIDA

Spain

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

UNIVERSITY OF OSLO

Norway

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

CENTRE TECHNIQUE INTERPROFESSIONNEL DES FRUITS ET LEGUMES

France

GROUPE DE RECHERCHE EN AGRICULTURE BIOLOGIQUE

France

AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA E LA SPERIMENTAZIONE IN AGRICOLTURA

Italy

RESEARCH CENTRE FOR AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY LAIMBURG

Italy

DIPARTIMENTO DI ECONOMIA E INGEGNERIA AGRARIA FORESTALE E AMBIENTALE - UNIVERSITA DI TORINO

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF PADOVA

Italy

TEAGASC, THE AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Ireland

ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS GRONINGEN

Netherlands

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF LODZ

Poland

WARSAW AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

Poland

CENTRE NATIONAL DU MACHINISME AGRICOLE, DU GENIE RURAL, DES EAUX ET DES FORETS

France

AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE OF SLOVENIA

Slovenia

EAST MALLING RESEARCH

United Kingdom

THE NEW ZEALAND INSTITUTE FOR PLANT AND FOOD RESEARCH LIMITED

New Zealand

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - UC DAVIS

United States

ANDERMATT BIOCONTROL AG

Switzerland

HAUERT HBG DÜNGER AG

Switzerland

SCHWEIZERISCHER OBSTVERBAND

Switzerland

SARL NOVADI

France

SOCIETE COOPERATIVE AGRICOLE ELLE & VIRE (DAUGHTER COMPANY VAL DE VIRE BIOACTIVES)

France

CONSORZIO ITALIANO VIVAISTI

Italy

ISOLCELL ITALIA S.P.A.

Italy

SACMI COOPERATIVA MECCANICI IMOLA SOCIETA COOPERATIVA

Italy

FEDERACION DE COOPERATIVAS AGRARIAS DE LA REGION DE MURCIA

Spain

PRZEDSIEBIORSTWO PRODUKCYJNO-HANDLOWE ALPEX

Poland

CELIKO SP. Z O.O.

Poland

NATURE'S BEST LTD

Ireland

CENTRO SERVIZI ORTOFRUTTICOLI SOCIETA COOPERATIVA

Italy

SISTEMI ELETTRONICI INDUSTRALI

Italy

INOVA FRUIT BV

Netherlands

A.L. HOOGESTEGER FRESH SPECIALIST B.V. (PREVIOUSLY FRIESLAND FOODS)

Netherlands

ASSOCIATION GROUPE ESA

France

AGROCOM POLSKA OPROGRAMOWANIE I NOWE MOZLIWOSCI DLA ROLNICTWA

Poland

SODEXHO NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands

INSTITUTE FOR BREEDING RESEARCH ON HORICULTURAL AND FRUIT CROPS, FEDERAL RESEARCH CENTRE FOR CULTIVATED PLANTS, JULIUS KUEHN INSTITUTE

Germany

STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK

Netherlands

C.O.B.O. S.P.A - DIVISIONE 3B6

Italy

INTRACHEM BIO ITALIA S.P.A

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 16279

  • Start date

    1 January 2006

  • End date

    30 September 2010

Funded under:

FP6-FOOD

  • Overall budget:

    € 21 432 220

  • EU contribution

    € 13 790 602

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF AARHUS

Denmark