ECOBREED: Increasing the efficiency and competitivness of organic crop breeding


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:

  • Buckwheat

  • Wheat

  • Potato

  • Soybean

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.



  • Conferences
    Event date: 17-19 January 2024

    ECOBREED Organic Breeding Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia

    We are pleased to announce the upcoming ECOBREED Organic Breeding Conference, which will take place in the Glass Hall at the Grand Hotel Union Eurostars in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 17 to 19 January 2024. This conference will be dedicated to the further development of organic plant breeding and will present the results of our ECOBREED […]

  • Demonstration events
    Event date: 31 October 2023

    Demonstration event on organoleptic and quality assessment of potato varieties, Hungary

    MATE is inviting you to a demonstration event about the quality assessment of potato and the testing process as well as on organoleptic test of potato varieties and candidates. The event will be held at the MATE Potato Research Center in Keszthely, Hungary on 31 October 2023. More information on the agenda and venue can be […]

  • Field days
    Event date: 9-10 June 2023

    Food Story field days in Netluky, Czech Republic

    SELGEN invites you to a Food Story Field Day Learning Trail in Netluky, Czech Republic, about science in the fields and in the stables with presentations for school kids and families. The event will be held on 9 and 10 June 2023 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. A wonderful day full of learning, science and fun […]

  • Training for farmers
    Event date: 14 December 2023

    Farmer Participatory Trial Training Event, UK

    Newcastle University and LC Smales Ltd are inviting you to a Farmer Participatory Trial Training event where you will have the opportunity to find out more about the ECOBREED Farmer Participatory trials in the UK as well as the results at the performance of organic vs conventional wheat varieties and CCPs. Join us at Marshall Meadows […]

  • Workshops
    Event date: 4-8 December 2023

    Training on Advanced Genotyping, Slovakia

    We would like to invite you to the ECOBREED Training on Advanced Genotyping, organized by the Národné poľnohospodárske a potravinárske centrum and NPPC) and Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava (UCM), Slovakia and the ECOBREED project. The event will take place from 4 to 8 December 2023. Venue: NPPC […]