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