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: 4 July 2022

    Organic wheat and buckwheat trials, UK

    Smales Organic Seeds invite you to a demonstration day, looking at our organic wheat & buckwheat trials, including cross populations as well as trials of biostimulants. The event will be on Monday, 4 July 2022 for an 11am start at Thornton Farm, Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK TD15 2LP.  We would love to see you there! More information […]

  • Field days
    Event date: 21 June 2022

    Potato Field Day, Slovenia

    Agricultural Institute of Slovenia is inviting you to a Potato Field Day, organized in the institutes’ experimental fields. Join us on Tuesday, the 21st of June 2022. More info about the location and program of the event is available on the link below. Kmetijski inštitut Slovenije vas vabi na Dan krompirja, ki bo potekal v […]

  • 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: 31 August – 2 September 2022

    Workshop on advanced plant phenotyping, Slovenia

    ECOBREED is inviting you to the Advanced Plant Phenotyping Workshop, organized in Ljubljana (Slovenia) at the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia. The event will take place from 31 August to 2 September 2022. Registration for participation is open till 15 July 2022. Please register at: Ten bursaries at a value of up to 200€ are […]