ECOBREED: Increasing the efficiency and competitiveness 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: 16 June 2022

    Challenges and opportunities for a digital and climate smart agri-food sector, Italy

    The Italian ECOBREED partner from Tuscia University is organising a conference titled “Challenges and opportunities for a digital and climate smart agri-food sector” on 16 June 2022. The conference will focus on digital technologies and innovations as well as policies for a digital and climate-smart agriculture with speakers from Michigan State University, IFAD and CREA-PB. […]

  • Demonstration events
    Event date: 25 August 2022

    Field day of soybean farmers participatory field trial, Germany

    Naturland is inviting you to a soybean participatory field trial field day on Thursday, 25th of August 2022 at Wolfgang Sölch, Kirchanhausen 11a, 85125 Kinding, Deutschland. Registration until August 23rd, 2022 at the Naturland webpage Veranstaltungen für Erzeuger in the respective appointment view. There might be a limit on the number of participants. More info […]

  • Field days
    Event date: 25 July 2022

    Winter wheat and buckwheat Farmer Participatory trials​, UK

    Newcastle University is inviting you to discuss their latest Winter wheat and buckwheat Farmer Participatory Trials at Gilchester organics Farm on Monday 25 July at 12.30 pm. The event is free of charge​, and food and refreshments will​ be provided. To register, please e-mail:​ More information is available on the link below. INVITATION   

  • Training for farmers
    Event date: 30 June 2022

    NPPC field day and participatory plant breeding training and the organic management, Slovakia

    We want to invite all interested farmers to the NPPC Field day and participatory plant breeding training and the organic management organised by the NPPC – Research Institute of Plant Production, Research and Breeding station at Vígľaš- Pstruša and The Central Control and Testing Institute in Agriculture (ÚKSÚP) on 30 June 2022. To get more […]

  • Workshops
    Event date: 4-5 August 2022

    Advanced phenotyping Training event, UK

    This is an introductory workshop covering different sensing tools for field phenotyping and their applications as a part of the EU ECOBREED project covering improvement in organic breeding. The workshop will run from 12.30 pm on Thursday 4th August until the early afternoon of Friday 5th August. In short, the program will cover: Conventional phenotyping […]