BREEDCAFS - BREEDing Coffee for AgroForestry Systems

  • EU
  • International Research Project
  • 2017 to 2021
The Objectives
Devise new ways of tree breeding, leading to productivity and sustainability for perennial tree crops:
– Address coffee adaptation to current and future climate conditions
– Provide a Bioinformatic toolkit
– Research Arabica F1 hybrids and Arabusta hybrids grown in the end-user environment
Improve sustainable coffee production and profitability at farmer and industry level
– Assess the agronomic performance, profitability and cup quality
– Promote a large-scale production, distribution and use of elite Arabica Hybrids
– Develop a scaling-up plan of the novel BREEDCAFS breeding strategy that ensure dissemination beyond the timeframe of the project
– Manage, communicate and disseminate work carried out and project activities outcome

Funding Institution:
RIA – Research and Innovation action. EU Contribution: 4 200 000 euros.