Project: Breeding, agronomic and biotechnological approaches for reintegration and revalorization of legumes in Mediterranean agriculture

A collaborative interdisciplinary initiative is proposed to promote grain legume cultivation in Mediterranean countries. It includes biotechnologists, agronomists, plant breeders, crop physiologists, organic chemists and phytopathologists from Algeria, Egypt, France, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Spain and Tunis with the aim to evaluate currently and previously grown grain legume varieties for characteristics of importance to sustainable agriculture and to apply novel tools to integrate genetic resistance with other control practices in a concerted manner. Priority is given to the combination of increased yield and resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses, epidemiology and integrated management thus allowing for the production of leguminous crops of high value in crop rotations of low input and stable yields.

Acronym MEDILEG
Duration 01/08/2012 - 31/07/2015
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Network ARIMNet
Call ARIMNet Call 2011

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
French National Institute for Agricultural Research Partner France
National Institute of Agricultural Research Partner Morocco
Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier, New University of Lisbon Partner Portugal
Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation - Agricultural Research Centre Partner Egypt
University of Naples Federico II Partner Italy
French National Institute for Agricultural Research - Field Crop Laboratory Partner Tunisia
Regional Field Crop Research Center of Beja Partner Tunisia
Higher National Agronomic School - Department of Botany Partner Algeria
Hassan II Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine - Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding Partner Morocco
Spanish National Research Council Coordinator Spain