An integrated approach to diversify the genetic base, improve stress resistance, agronomic management and nutritional/processing quality of minor cereal crops for human nutrition in Europe

akronüüm: HealthyMinorCereals
algus: 2013-09-01
lõpp: 2018-08-31
 
programm: FP7 - Euroopa Liidu 7. raamprogramm
alaprogramm: KBBE - Toit, põllumajandus ja biotehnoloogia
instrument: CP-TP - Koostööprojektid spetsiaalsetele gruppidele
projektikonkurss: FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage
projekti number: 613609
kestus kuudes: 60
partnerite arv: 16
 
lühikokkuvõte: Consumers have increasing demands for healthy, nutritious, and innovative food produced sustainably. Minor cereals can address these points, as well as contributing to feed and non-food markets. However, they have been hardly developed as commercial varieties, with no major investment to exploit genetic diversity in breeding programmes, and have low yields. There has been little research to optimise agronomy, food processing and marketing. HealthyMinorCereals will apply state of the art methods for genetic characterisation and phenotyping of >800 genotypes of 5 minor cereal species (spelt, rye, oat, einkorn and emmer). The project will select traits related to yield, nutritional quality and disease resistance, especially targeting important and emerging crop diseases, to identify well characterised genotypes for development of minor cereal varieties and cross breeding. Field experiments in 4 contrasting climatic zones in Europe will optimise agronomy within the organic and low-input sector, addressing gene x environment interactions, fertilization and potential benefits of agronomic management suited to improve yields in each country, and culminating with innovative on-farm trials. The project will investigate variation in nutritional quality of selected genotypes and analyse biological effects of seed extracts in human cell lines. Parameters of grain important for food manufacture will be investigated with optimisation of milling and other processes to maximise nutritional quality. Food industry partners will use selected minor cereal grains to develop new food products that will be demonstrated with production trials, standardisation and sensory analysis. A study on market potential will investigate factors involved in the development of minor cereals in various European markets and develop a framework for enhancing this potential. The project consortium has a major involvement of SME partners involved in breeding, farming, and food production with minor cereals.
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1 koordinaator VYZKUMNY USTAV ROSTLINNE VYROBY CZ Dagmar Janovska http://www.vurv.cz
2 partner PRO-BIO, obchodní společnost s r.o. CZ Martin Hutar http://www.probio.cz
3 partner SELGEN AS CZ Vlastimil Chour http://www.selgen.cz
4 partner UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE UK Paul Bilsborrow http://www.newcastle.ac.uk
5 partner Gilchesters Organics Ltd UK Andrew Wilkinson http://www.gilchesters.com
6 partner Sabanci University TR Ismail Cakmak http://www.sabanciuniv.edu/eng/
7 partner FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHENLANDBAU STIFTUNG CH Heidrun Moschitz
8 partner Getreidezüchtung Peter Kunz CH Peter Kunz http://www.gzpk.ch
9 partner VOLAKAKIS NIKOLAOS EL Nikolaos Volakakis
10 partner Jõgeva Plant Breeding Institute EE Ilmar Tamm http://www.jpbi.ee
11 partner UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN AT Heinrich Grausgruber http://www.boku.ac.at
12 partner INSTITUT FUR LEBENSMITTEL- UND UMWELTFORSCHUNG EV DE Janos Petrusan http://www.ilu-ev.de
13 partner STOLZENBERGER REINER ERICH DE Reiner Stolzenberger
14 partner UNIVERSITAET KASSEL DE Gunter Backes http://www.uni-kassel.de
15 partner Grupa BGK sp. z o.o. PL Tomasz Lasocki http://www.grupabgk.pl
16 partner Ökológiai Mezőgazdasági Kutatóintézet Közhasznú Nonprofit Kft. HU Dóra Drexler http://www.biokutatas.hu