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: 12 October 2022

    Evaluation event on organic potato breeding, Slovenia

    The Agricultural Institute of Slovenia is inviting you to an Evaluation event on organic potato breeding on 12 October 2022. The event will take place in the field trial of organic potato breeding and selection of the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia in Jablje (Mengeš, Slovenia), where 223 advanced potato clones from breeding years 2011 to […]

  • Workshops
    Event date: 30 November – 2 December 2022

    Workshop Advanced genotyping Soybean & Wheat, Serbia (POSTPONED)

    The event is expected to be postponed to June 2023. 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 […]