INnovations in plant VarIety Testing in Europe to foster the introduction of new varieties better adapted to varying biotic and abiotic conditions and to more sustainable crop management practices

 

The aim of the INVITE project is to improve both efficiency of variety testing and the information available to stakeholders on variety performance under a range of  production conditions and biotic and abiotic stresses. This will be exemplified on ten selected species representing the main features of propagation, food and feed uses, and having an important breeding activity at EU level.

The ultimate goal is to help the valorisation and the promotion of varieties that are more adapted to sustainable management practices, and more resilient to climate change.

The most critical issues to be addressed for each crop have been selected thanks to an internal survey during the building phase of the project taking into account the wide experience and background of the partners of the INVITE consortium.

 

INVITE in figures

  • 5 years project
  • 29 partners from 13 countries
  • 8M€ of budget

 

Partnership

  • INRA, France (coordinator)
  • UNIVERSITE D'ANGERS, France
  • U HOHENHEIM, Germany
  • FIBL, Switzerland
  • WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY, Netherlands
  • WAGENINGEN RESEARCH, Netherlands
  • TEAGASC, Ireland
  • IRTA, Spain
  • THE JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE, United Kingdom
  • Agroscope, Switzerland
  • CENTRO DI SPERIMENTAZIONE LAIMBURG, Italy
  • CREA, Italy
  • CRA-W, Belgium
  • INHORT, Poland
  • CPVO, France
  • NAKTUINBOUW, Netherlands 1 60
  • BSA, Germany
  • GEVES, France
  • NIAB, United Kingdom
  • GMBH AGES, Austria
  • UKZUZ, Czech Republic
  • SASA, United Kingdom
  • NEBIH, Hungary
  • ACTA, France
  • ESA, Belgium
  • NPZi, Germany
  • B3F, Belgium
  • ARCADIA, Belgium
  • INRA TRANSFERT, France

 

API-AGRO, CTIFL, Terres Inovia and ARVALIS are participating to the INVITE project along with Acta-les instituts techniques agricoles.