Deliverables

Work Package 1

A strong communication is maintained between Work Package leaders, Scientific Board, Management Board and other personnel involved in the project activities. ...

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Work Package 2

Dr. Mathilde Causse, INRA, The National Institute for Agronomic Research, Research Unit on Genetics and Breeding of Fruit and Vegetable, Montfavet, France Topics of lectures: - molecular markers techniques - gene and QTL mapping - tomato breeding : objectives and traditional methodology - molecular markers and biotechnology for tomato breeding ...

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Dr. Carole Caranta, INRA, Genetics and Breeding of Fruits and Vegetables, Montfavet, France; Topic of lectures: Genetics of plant virus resistance; Functional aspects/properties of natural virus resistance genes; Breeding and management of virus resistance durability ...

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Linze Rijswijk, The Development Agency East Netherlands, Netherlands; Topic of lecture: “The development on regional food clusters: the path towards more cooperation between companies and research institutes” ...

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Dr. Filomena Carriero, Metapontum Agrobios, Metaponto – MT, Italy Topic of lecture: - Explanation of the TILLING technology and its application - Report of the Agrobios TILLING experience with tomato and wheat species - Application of TILLING (EcoTILLING) for discovering natural polymorphisms (own experience with tomato and wheat) ...

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Dr. Claudio Altomare, Institute of Sciences of Food Production, Bari, Italy Topics of lectures: Biological control of plant diseases with antagonistic microorganisms: principles and practice I part Biological control of plant diseases with antagonistic microorganisms: principles and practice II part Fungal secondary metabolites in plant pathology Biofertilizers: The microbiological answer for sustainable management of soil fertility ...

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Dr. Rene Lankhorst, Wageningen University and Research Center, The Netherlands Topic of lecture: EU-SOL as an example of a successful integrated project within FP6: Science, Organization and Management of the project ...

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Dr. Jacques Fuchs, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Frick Switzerland Topics of lectures: „Compost: process management, quality insurance and plant health”, including three issues: - Biological basis of the composting process - Compost influence on soil fertility and plant health - Quality insurance to produce good composts ...

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Work Package 3

Training of junior scientific officer Gancho Pasev at Misión Biológica De Galicia, Pontevedra, Spain. ...

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Work Package 4

One of the main activities of EU-BALKANVEGETABLES project is to improve the technical infrastructure of Maritsa VCRI Units which priority investigations are focused on modern breeding and technological approaches according to European strategies for raising crop productivity while safeguarding consumer health and decreasing environmental impacts ...

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Work Package 5

Second Meeting of Balkan Linkage on vegetables is already a fact – what has happen, what has been learned and what has been decided! ...

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The tomato juice “Plovdivska karotina” won the highest award for Bulgarian innovative product at the International Agricultural Exhibition “AGRA 2012” in Plovdiv. ...

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Presentation of tomato juice „Plovdivska karotina” was carried out on 29.11. 2011 in conference room of the Maritsa Vegetable Crops Research Institute (VCRI). The meeting was attended by representatives from Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Plovdiv Chamber of Agriculture, “Rhodope” Municipality, colleagues from Maritsa VCRI, Agricultural University – Plovdiv, University of Food Technology, Food Research and Development Institute, Institute of Organic Chemistry with Centre of Phytochemistry, as well business representatives. ...

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The first meeting of the participants in the Balkan Network for Vegetable Crops took place on July 5 and 6, 2010 in Maritsa Vegetable Research Institute, Plovdiv under the auspices of the EU-BALKANVEGETABLES Project. Leading researchers in the field of vegetables attended the event ...

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First step to improve the infrastructure of Maritsa Vegetable Crops Technology Transfer Office. First step for partnerships determination and activation of Balkan linkage ...

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