Skip to main content

Strategies for Organic and Low-input Integrated Breeding And Management

Objective

SOLIBAM will develop specific and novel breeding approaches integrated with management practices to improve the performance, quality, sustainability and stability of crops adapted to organic and low-input systems, in their diversity in Europe and taking into account small-scale farms in Africa. SOLIBAM will: 1. Identify traits specific for adaptation to low-input/organic conditions over a wide range of agro-climatic conditions in Europe 2. Develop efficient phenotyping, genotyping and molecular tools to monitor heritable variation during selection. Molecular analysis of functional polymorphisms will increase accuracy in breeding methodologies and improve monitoring of genetic diversity and adaptation along generations. It will also increase the understanding of adaptive phenomena 3. Develop the use of within-crop diversity to stabilise yield and quality in the face of current and increasing variation in organic and low-input agriculture 4. Design, develop and test innovative arable and vegetable cropping systems based on integration of a high level of diversification in crop management with the use of genetically diverse populations or varieties 5. Compare the effectiveness of different breeding strategies under conventional, low input and certified organic farming to set up optimal strategies for the production of varieties suitable for organic and low input farming taking into account the traits which are avoided in conventional breeding 6. Develop methodologies for farmers’ participatory research that exploit SOLIBAM's advances in low-input and organic farming 7. Quantify the effects and interactions of breeding and management innovations on crop nutritional, organoleptic and end-use quality 8. Evaluate socio-economic and environmental impacts of SOLIBAM breeding and management innovations in order to identify farm business, consumer preference, food supply and legislation related issues that are likely to influence their adoption

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/plant breeding/crops
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2009-3
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 969 000,70
Administrative Contact
Véronique Chable (Ms.)

Participants (23)

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF THE HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Participation ended

Hungary
EU contribution
€ 389 090
Address
Brunszvik 2
2462 Martonvasar
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kovacs Geza (Dr.)
ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA PER L'AGRICOLTURA BIOLOGICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 252 960
Address
Via Monte Bianco 22
89035 Bova Marina
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Andrea Ferrante (Dr.)
PROGRESSIVE FARMING TRUST LTD LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 401 542,50
Address
Trent Lodge
GL7 6JN Cirencester
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bruce Pearce (Dr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 472 106
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hanne Jensen (Ms.)
INSTITUT TECHNIQUE DE L AGRICULTURE BIOLOGIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 230 335
Address
Rue De Bercy 149
75595 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Krotoum Konate (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 150 400
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrike Ronchetti (Ms.)
INSTITUTO DE TECNOLOGIA QUIMICA E BIOLOGICA - UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 199 999,60
Address
Avenida Da Republica, Estacao Agronomica Nacional
2784-505 Oeiras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Carlota Vaz Patto (Dr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 150 312
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlos Manuel Abad Ruiz (Mr.)
ESCOLA SUPERIOR AGRARIA DE COIMBRA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 208 678
Address
Rua Da Escola Agrícola-bencanta
3040-316 Coimbra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carlos José Dias Pereira (Prof.)
AGRARTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
Address
Brunszvik Street 2
2462 Martonvasar
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kovacs Geza (Dr.)
SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 294 097,60
Address
Piazza Martiri Della Liberta 33
56127 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pietro Tonutti (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 340 518,50
Address
Piazza Dell Universita 1
06123 Perugia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mario Falcinelli (Prof.)
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 325 080
Address
Bundeshaus Ost
3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Jan Nemecek (Dr.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 160 687,60
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)
INRAE TRANSFERT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 367 302
Address
Rue Du Docteur Finlay 28
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lucie Hofmann (Ms.)
SAATZUCHT DONAU GESMBH & COKG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 202 594,70
Address
Saatzuchtstrasse 11
2301 Probstdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Franziska Löschenberger (Dr.)
GAUTIER SEMENCES SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 101 617,60
Address
Route D'avignon
13630 Eyragues
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frédéric Dalmon (Mr.)
AGROVEGETAL SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 60 690
Address
Demetrio De Los Rios 15
41003 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ignacio Solis Martel (Dr.)
ARCOIRIS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 101 640
Address
Via Pietro Bembo 42
41100 Modena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alberto Olivucci (Mr.)
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH IN THE DRY AREAS
Lebanon
EU contribution
€ 349 955,40
Address
Bechir Al Kassar Dalia Building 2Nd Floor Area Verdun
- Beirut
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stefania Grando (Dr.)
Coordination Nationale des Organisations Paysannes du Mali ASSOCIATION
Mali
EU contribution
€ 49 000
Address
Kalaban Coura 200
01 Bamako
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ibrahima Coulibaly (Mr.)
MEKELLE UNIVERSITY
Ethiopia
EU contribution
€ 66 000
Address
Tiray Regional State
Mekelle
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Abay Fetien (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 155 392,80
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marco Mazzoncini (Prof.)