Preparatory actions on EU plant and animal genetic resources in agriculture

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Resilient, water- and energy-efficient forage and feed crops for Mediterranean agricultural systems

Start date: 09/01/2012 > Completion date: 08/31/2016

General information about the project/initiative

Name of the Project/Initiative: Resilient, water- and energy-efficient forage and feed crops for Mediterranean agricultural systems
Acronym: REFORMA

General information about the organisation

Name: CRA – Research Centre for Fodder Crops and Dairy productions
City: Lodi
Post Code: 26900
Country: Lodi

Contact details of the person responsible for the project/initiative:

Name: Paolo Annicchiarico
Phone number: +39 0371404751

Description of the project/initiative

Domains covered by the project/initiative:

  • Plant genetic resources (PGR)

Number of partners: 9
Scope of the project: International
Initial motivation for starting the project/initiative: Enforcing Mediterranean crop-livestock systems and exploiting stress-tolerant genetic resources

Actions which describe the project – Actions are ranked from 1 to 10

Generating information (phenotyping, genotyping, etc.) 2
Breeding and producing cultivars/breeds (including pre-breeding) 1
Scientific research (analysing diversity, finding traits, etc.) 3
Promoting use (aiming at potential users) 4

Budget and funding

Overall budget of the project/initiative (in Euros): 568,7
Other public authorities than national government and agencies: 100%
Comments: In addition, about 183.000 euro for research work by an associated US partner institution (from its own institutional budget)

Expected outcomes and communication


Increase knowledge X
Improve/conserve genetic resource materials X
Scientific community X

To implement more sustainable and resilient cropping systems


Users of genetic resources such as breeders, farmers, industry X

Project/initiative to lead to the initiation of further projects/initiatives

– Already in a current FP7 project (LEGATO), and in future research projects within the same class of calls (EU-ArimNet) and/or Horizon 2020

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