In temperate climate, the average yield/ha of tomato is significantly lower than international standards. The major objectives are to look for, evaluate and to select processing tomato cultivars best adapted to RIS northern countries. Multiple trials will be developed to study physiological and agronomical performance under a wide range of growing conditions, with an improved eco-footprint. To increase the nutritional value of processed tomato, new biostimulants which increase mineral bioavailability for humans, will be developed. Economic, social and environmental benefits:- Increase of competitiveness of tomato markets in EIT RIS (more efficient cultivars and cultivation methods)- Improved eco-footprint (lower use of pesticides, fertilizers, limited transport)- Higher nutritional value of tomatoes as a raw material for processing foods (increased bioavailability) Project is synergistic with the aims of KIC Climate area: “Climate-Smart Agriculture and Sustainable Food Chains”
Increasing nutritional value (bio-stimulated) of selected performant tomato varieties to be cultivated in areas with temperate climate
The major objectives are to look for, evaluate and to select processing tomato cultivars best adapted to RIS northern countries.
Improving trust on fish chain: Rapid and portable monitoring tools for a better control of whitefish
Fish is a healthy nutritional food. The increasing global market demand coupled with fish-food scandals, has generated a high level of safety concerns around fish consumption.
The development of organic supply chains that drive fair, transparent and healthy options for the consumer
The organic food supply system in Europe must rank among one of the most important in terms of trust. Our citizens make purchasing choices around organic food based on a wide range of issues which include sustainability, ethics, food safety and nutrition.
Creating smarter and simpler food value chains across Europe requires an infrastructure and capacity to stimulate and support innovation and entrepreneurship.
EIT Food announces the results of its sustainable aquaculture competition, with seven new projects launching and 18 new partners joining the world's largest food innovation community, supported by the....
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