INCREASE Project launched
INCREASE – Intelligent Collections of Food Legumes Genetic Resources for European Agrofood Systems
Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy,and 28 international partners from 14 different countries are collaborating in the new EU research project INCREASE.
Launched on June 2020, the project will be looking into the status of plant genetic resources of four important traditional European food legumes (chickpea, common bean, lentil and lupin), the consortium aims to develop efficient and effective conservation tools and methods to foster agricultural biodiversity in Europe. For a period of five years.
The interdisciplinary INCREASE consortium covers diverse expertise, including plant genomics, bioinformatics and data analysis, information technology, phenotyping and agronomy, genebanks management, germplasm conservation and sharing and biochemistry.
The project will receive a budget of EUR 7 million from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.