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: 18-19 October 2022

    Organic production conference, Slovakia

    NPPC in cooperation with Ekotrend Slovakia – Association of Organic Agriculture invites you to the ECOBREED Conference “Organic agricultural production – a challenge for the Slovak countryside”. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about organic farming! Date and place of the event: 18-19 October 2022 Penzión Dolinka Liptovská Teplička Registration: INVITATION

  • Demonstration events
    Event date: 23 September 2022

    Demonstration day of common buckwheat, Czech Republic

    We cordially invite you to the Buckwheat Demonstration Day, held on Friday 23 September 2022 at Organic Farm Sasov. Participants will be introduced to the international project ECOBREED, which focuses on organic breeding and the development of organic varieties. There, you will have the opportunity to get acquainted with varieties of common buckwheat and discuss […]

  • Field days
    Event date: 29 September 2022

    Washington Community Field Day, US

    Washington State University (WSU) is inviting you to the annual Washington Community Field Day organized at the Organic Seed Alliance Washington Research Farm Chimacum, WA. Join us on 29 September 2022 to have a tour and discussion about ECOBREED buckwheat and other projects!  More info about the location and program of the event is available on […]

  • Training for farmers
    Event date: 10 Februar 2023

    Training event – Plant breeding for organic farming, Germany

    Naturland e.V. is inviting you to the “Plant breeding for organic farming” training event at Gasthof Hörger, Hohenbercha 38, 85402 Kranzberg, Germany, on Friday, 10th February 2023, at 10 am. The event is organised within the ECOBRRED project. Please register by 7th February at Veranstaltungen für Erzeuger. Participation is free of cost. INVITATION

  • Workshops
    Event date: 18-23 June 2023

    Advanced Genotyping workshop, Vienna

    ECOBREED invites you to the Advanced Genotyping workshop, organized by the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, the National Institute of the Republic of Serbia and the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia. The workshop will be organised in the framework of the 11th World Soybean Conference in Vienna in June 2023. The workshop will cover the […]