project . 2017 - 2021 . On going

BREEDCAFS

BREEDing Coffee for AgroForestry Systems
Open Access mandate for Publications European Commission
  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 727934 Call for proposal: H2020-SFS-2016-2
  • Funded under: H2020 | RIA Overall Budget: 6,368,790 EURFunder Contribution: 4,200,000 EUR
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    01 Jun 2017
    End Date
    30 Sep 2021
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
  • Open Access mandate
    Research Data: No
Description
Many tropical tree crops are threatened by climate change (CC), including coffee which is highly sensitive to high temperatures, droughts and diseases. 60% of coffee today is cultivated in Agroforestry Systems (AFS), which reduce dependence on external inputs and mitigate the adverse effects of CC. So far, however, breeding has developed cultivars only for open-sun cultivation. Using new Arabica coffee F1 hybrids as a case study, we will design and test coffee varieties, better adapted to AFS and CC and maintaining a robust defense system to biotic and abiotic stresses. By doing so, we will show how breeding programs can benefit both smallholder farmers by impro...
Description
Many tropical tree crops are threatened by climate change (CC), including coffee which is highly sensitive to high temperatures, droughts and diseases. 60% of coffee today is cultivated in Agroforestry Systems (AFS), which reduce dependence on external inputs and mitigate the adverse effects of CC. So far, however, breeding has developed cultivars only for open-sun cultivation. Using new Arabica coffee F1 hybrids as a case study, we will design and test coffee varieties, better adapted to AFS and CC and maintaining a robust defense system to biotic and abiotic stresses. By doing so, we will show how breeding programs can benefit both smallholder farmers by impro...
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