Va.Po.Re Project

Evaluation, dissemination and introduction of new tomato varieties resistant to downy mildew and alternaria for the production of processing tomatoes with lower environmental impact and higher healthiness.

VA.PO.RE. Is a project implemented under Regional Rural Development Program 2014-2020

  • Type of operation 16.1.01
  • European Innovation Partnership operational groups: ‘agricultural productivity and sustainability’ Focus Area 3A

Overall Project Cost.
€ 231252.49 Grant granted € 174,557.27 Application no. 5200105 – Lead Partner: Tera Seeds

General Objectives
The objective of the project is to evaluate in the Emilia-Romagna area the efficacy of new varieties of processing tomatoes resistant to downy mildew and alternaria.

Specific objectives:

  1. Make blight- and alternaria-resistant varieties available to farms,
  2. Characterize varieties for quality aspects,
  3. Enhancing Italian and regional genetic research,
  4. Establish a dedicated supply chain based on suitable varieties, present a seed company that holds the parental lines, organic farms, and a processing and distribution industry.

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