BRESOV “Winter School Sicily 2022”

Exploiting the diversity of broccoli, snap bean and tomato: the case of study of the H2020 BRESOV project
13 – 15 December 2022
Catania, Agrigento (and virtual meeting)

The training course aims to provide to students, technicians, growers and researchers, the recent outcomes related to the organic breeding for the broccoli, snap bean and tomato crops. The BRESOV consortium’s overall aim is to increase the plants’ tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses and to adapt the varieties to the specific requirements of organic and low-input farming. While existing breeding material is predominantly optimised for conventional agriculture, the BRESOV project aims to adapt and enhance genetic resources specifically for organic production to make it more competitive and attractive for farmers throughout
and beyond the European Union. Within the project, partners applied modern techniques to explore the natural diversity within each crop and then exploited them to expand the breeding base to select and to improve resilience traits for organic farming systems using annual crop rotation schemes. We hope our BRESOV
project outputs will contribute significantly towards developing context-specific climate-resilient organic farming systems in the face of the imminent climate change scenarios and will serve as a model for the enhancement of other crops grown using innovative organic vegetable growing methods and technique for more resilient and sustainable agrosystems.

More information are available in the project website: