A holistic multi-actor approach towards the design of new tomato varieties and management practices to improve yield and quality in the face of climate change
In the light of the forecasted world demographic growth and the global changes in climate, it is becoming a major challenge for society to provide sufficient amounts of fruit of high nutritional and sensory quality. While we are entering a period of increasingly rapid climate change, TomGEM aims to design new strategies to maintain high yields of fruit and vegetables produced at harsh temperature conditions, using the tomato as a reference fleshy fruit crop. TomGEM considers all developmental processes contributing to yield; including flower initiation, pollen fertility and fruit set and implements trans-disciplinary approaches to investigate the impact of high temperature on these traits. TomGEM applies a multi-actor approach involving tomato producers and breeders to provide new targets and innovative breeding and management strategies to foster breeding of new tomato cultivars with improved yield under suboptimal temperature conditions.
- Prof. Mondher BouzayenInstitut National Polytechnique de ToulousePhone: +33 (0)534323871Email
- Horizon 2020 & sub-programmes
- 48 months (March 2016 - February 2020)
- Project funding
- € 5,671,945.00
- Project partners