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State of the art of existing breeding initiatives & actions planned to strengthen collaborations

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Messmer, Monika; Vonzun, Seraina and Nuijten, Edwin (2019) State of the art of existing breeding initiatives & actions planned to strengthen collaborations. Luis Bolk, FiBL Institute, IFOAM EU GROUP .

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State of the art of existing breeding initiatives3Introduction In order to strengthen organic breeding, it is important to know the state of the art of existing initiatives, programs and networks of organic breeding and breeding for organic, and in what crops most organic breeding is currently conducted. Although the number of organic breeding initiatives are growing, as a whole, organic breeding is still relatively marginal compared to conventional breeding. Next to more financial support, another solution to make organic breeding more effective is by improving collaborations. Collaboration can entail, among others, improved exchange of knowledge (breeding tools and approaches) or the exchange of material. In LIVESEED, several activities have been set up to improve collaboration, such as crop‐specific breeding activities, crop‐group activities and systems‐based breeding approaches. For each of these activities, timelines have been developed to strengthen collaborations. This shall improve on one side the capacity building of existing organic plant breeding programs for respective crops and help to identify breeding gaps for those crops, where no activity could be mapped so far.


EPrint Type:Report
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Research affiliation: Netherlands > Louis Bolk Institute
European Union > Horizon 2020 > Liveseed
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:727230
Deposited By: Ferrari, Leone
ID Code:37976
Deposited On:13 May 2020 12:31
Last Modified:13 May 2020 12:31
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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