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The new EU framework on seed, propagating material, plant and animal healt and controls..
The European Commission has adopted on Monday 6 May 2013 a package of measures to strengthen the enforcement of health and safety standards for the whole agri-food chain. The package of measures provide a modernised and simplified, more risked-based approach to the protection of health and more efficient control tools to ensure the effective application of the rules guiding the operation of the food chain.
The package includes regulations on:
1. Official controls,
2. Animal health,
3. Plant reproductive material (including seeds), 4. Plant health.
The text of the proposed regulations and their impact assessments could be downloaded on the DG SANCO website: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-13-400_en.htm
This map has been just updated with our field trials in France and Italy.
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Farm days will act as the main tool for the dissemination of project outcomes among farmer communities in each country. They will be held separately in each country twice per year, to enable breeders, farmers, extension services and researchers involved in WPs to share the skills, information, and knowledge generated with neighboring (nonparticipating) farmers.
Farmer days will be used also to distribute booklets from the project and other material from the stakeholder congresses among a large number of farmers, and as a space for discussion of the project results and related topics with farmers.
ITAB will be responsible for the overall coordination of farmer days, selecting the major breeding and agronomic topics that should be discussed and the booklets and materials that should be distributed. National partners will be responsible for the organisation and implementation of farmer days in their country – they will develop a programme of activities, make a list of farmers and breeders to be invited (both participating and nonparticipating in the project), and define logistic arrangements. National partners will also report the outcomes of each farmer day to AIAB for the SOLIBAM newsletters and the website.
Farm days in Italy (June 2010)
SOLIBAM knowledge and technology development in breeding, multiplication and dissemination of crop varieties adapted to low-input agriculture will be conducted with the participation of African partners. (Mali and Ethiopia)
Innovative participatory approaches to technology development, transfer and dissemination (TDTD) will be used for this purpose, including participatory plant breeding (PPB), participatory development of management practices, and associated training. These dissemination will enlarge the public already involved in WP6. These activities will be coordinated by ICARDA, which is a pioneer with extensive experience in PPB in developing countries, in collaboration with CNOP, MU (partners of SOLIBAM) and bodies that that are active in agricultural TDTD: a) national research centres and universities, b) other international and regional organisations (FAO, Bioversity, WARDA, IITA, ICRISAT, ICRAF), local NGOs (e.g. CARE and Prolinnova), and farmers’ associations (e.g. ROPPA). Where they exist, the project will make use of Farmer Field School (FFS) networks and facilities, a group-based participatory learning process used by several governments, NGOs and international agencies, initially to promote Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and later extended to other agricultural research aspects to promote farmer-to-farmer transmission of information to accelerate the diffusion of innovations.
The project will feed scientific and technological outcomes into existing scientific networks, like the Genetic Resources Network for West and Central Africa (GRENEWECA), the East African Plant Genetic Resources Network (EAPGREN) and the ROCARIZ’s Technology Transfer Task Force, and political networks like the Food Security and Food Policy Information Portal for Africa (FSIP) and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD).
Each year during the project meeting involved partners will develop the list of TDTD activities and present the major outcomes of the year before.
Project full title
Strategies for Organic and Low-input Integrated Breeding and Management
(large-scale integrating project)
FP7 2010 - 2014
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