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: 22-24 November 2021

    72nd Plant Breeders Conference

    You are invited to the 72nd Plant Breeders Conference organised by Saatgut Austria, taking place between November 22-24, 2021. The conference will be co-hosted by ECOBREED and WheatSustain (SusCrop-ERA-NET Cofund on Sustainable Crop Production), two European projects which will also present results from their ongoing research. The event will be organised online. You can register HERE. […]

  • Demonstration events
    Event date: 9 September 2021

    Organic production day: Soybean, Buckwheat and Potato, Slovenia

    Agricultural Institute of Slovenia is inviting you to a Demonstration event: Organic production day: Soybean, Buckwheat and Potato, organized at the Pucihar organic farm, Grosuplje (Slovenia) on Thursday, the 9th of September 2021. More info about the location and program of the event is available on the link below. Kmetijski inštitut Slovenije vas vabi an […]

  • Field days
    Event date: 3 September 2021

    Soybean Field Day, Serbia

    We would like to invite you to the Annual Field Day, organized by the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops (IFVC). IFVC is a consortium member of the ECOBREED project and leader of WP4 SOYBEAN. The event will take place on Friday, 3 September 2021 in Rimski Šančevi, Serbia. The invitation to the event can […]

  • Training for farmers
    Event date: 23 July 2021

    Breeding and growing Organic potato, Poland

    National Research Institute – Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute (IHAR) is inviting you to a Training event on breeding and growing of organic potato.

  • Workshops
    Event date: 15-17 September 2021

    Workshop on advanced plant phenotyping with a focus on fitonematology, Slovenia – POSTPONED

    Due to logistical complications caused by COVID-19, we are not able to hold the workshop in person and have decided to postpone it to early summer next year. We will keep you posted on future events. For more information, please follow our event announcements on our website and social media. Ecobreed and NEMDETECT are inviting […]