ECOBREED: Increasing the efficiency and competitiveness of organic crop breeding

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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.

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EVENTS

  • 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: 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: 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:​ rachel.chapman@ncl.ac.uk. More information is available on the link below. INVITATION   

  • Training for farmers
    Event date: 2 September 2022

    Participatory plant breeding training at Rimski Šančevi, Serbia

    Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, National Institute of the Republic of Serbia is inviting you to a training on Friday, 2nd September 2022 at Rimski Šančevi, Serbia. MSc Predrag Ranđelović from IFVC will present the ECOBREED project. Dr Vuk Đorđević from IFVC will introduce the topic of organic soybean participatory breeding principles within the […]

  • Workshops
    Event date: 30 November – 2 December 2022

    Workshop Advanced genotyping Soybean & Wheat, Serbia

    We invite you to the workshop “Advanced genotyping Soybean & Wheat”. The workshop will be organized from 30 November – 2 December 2022 at Rimski šančevi (Serbia) by the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, National Institute of the Republic of Serbia in the framework of the ECOBREED project. In short, the program will cover […]