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New agricultural practices for quality production of red fruits enriched in healthy compounds

Objective

The QualiRedFruits project deals with the competitiveness of raspberry production and market. This market is in constant evolution due to consumer interest in the health benefits of antioxidant molecules (AOM) in raspberry fruits and public requirement for new fruit production technology safer for the environment. The aims of the project are therefore to identify raspberry varieties with higher quality in terms of AOM content and conceive innovative cultural practices respectful of the environment. It brings together 5 SMEs and 5 RTD performers with high expertise level in this area to reach the project objectives. Research activities will include screening of raspberry varieties for their AOM content and the development of new cultural practices involving the use of beneficial micro-organisms (biotisation) and of natural elicitors of plant defence reactions in order to drastically reduce chemical input and to increase AOM synthesis in raspberry. This will be associated with the development of a quality insurance scheme for raspberry plant production. Molecular markers will be designed for the specific identification of varieties together with a cryo-preservation protocol for germplasm long-term conservation. Molecular methods will also be developed for the identification of beneficial and pathogenic micro-organisms in order to assess plant sanitary status. All these approaches will be tested in real production trials, from in vitro culture to the field for their validation. Finally, recommendations for quality production of raspberry to SMEs will be drawn. The new technologies developed in this project will have an important impact on the production of raspberry fresh fruits of higher quality by the SMEs involved and will also impact the frozen and processed fruit market. The results from QualiRedFruits will therefore be the driving force to obtain competitive advantages for these companies on the European and International market.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2010-1
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Coordinator

ABSISKEY CP
Address
Rue Colonel Dumont 26
38000 Grenoble
France

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Xavier Fabre (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 52 616

Participants (11)

PREDIKAT d.o.o.
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 60 722,89
Address
Zdole 69
8272 Zdole

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vinko Cvetanovic (Mr.)
INOPLANT BOURGOGNE
France
EU contribution
€ 123 000,77
Address
Rue Des Souhaits 13
21110 Aiserey

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christophe Lemoine (Mr.)
Mybatec s.r.l.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 12 981,64
Address
Via Bovio 6
28100 Novara

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luigi Tiradani (Dr.)
DIEFFENBACH RUDOLF
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 179 018,68
Address
Fridhofweg 21
4414 Fuellinsdorf

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rudolf Dieffenbach (Mr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 1 600
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vivienne Gianinazzi-Pearson (Dr.)
SRUC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 600
Address
West Mains Road
EH9 3JG Edinburgh

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michel L. Smith (Dr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 1 600
Address
Bundeshaus Ost
3003 Bern

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christoph Carlen (Dr.)
UNIVERZA V MARIBORU
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 1 600
Address
Slomskov Trg 15
2000 Maribor

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrej Susek (Dr.)
AGROBIOINSTITUTE
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 1 600
Address
Bul. Dragan Tzankov 8
1164 Sofia

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rossitza Batchvarova (Prof.)
SOCIETE COOPERATIVE AGRICOLE DES COTEAUX LYONNAIS
France
EU contribution
€ 235 672,30
Address
Route De Morant 475
69510 St Laurent D'agny

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Damien Duchamp (Mr.)
A LA PRUNE LORRAINE SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 245 525,30
Address
Rue De L'eglise 13
54330 Forcelles -Saint-gorgon

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martine Loisy (Ms.)