SOLIBAM will develop specific breeding approaches linked to management practices to improve the sustainability, the quality and performance of crops adapted to organic and low-input systems, in their diversity in Europe and Africa.
Taking into account the numerous specificities of organic and low input agriculture, SOLIBAM will respond to the diverse needs of the many different actors, to stimulate understanding and use of genetic diversity, and enhance diversity through crop management. The species considered (wheat, maize, beans, tomato, broccoli and cabbage) will be used as models for all the situations of arable and vegetables crops, from biological, agronomical and economical points of view.
SOLIBAM will associate scientific and methodological approaches and concrete models associating all the actors of breeding and management in Europe and Africa (researchers, breeding companies, development and farmer organisations).
This approach results in the following project structure: