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  • World Food Day: Nourishing people and nurturing the planet through sustainable healthy diets for all

    Let’s celebrate together! The World Food Day 2019 is calling for action across sectors to make sustainable healthy diets affordable and available to everyone. This year, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the European Commission, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions are inviting you...

  • Solanaceae around the World: TomGEM presented at SOL2019 conference

    From 15th-19th September 2019 the beautiful city of Jerusalem (Israel) hosted the XVI Solanaceae Conference (SOL 2019) #sol2019. As in the past meetings, SOL 2019 brought together leading scientists, students and plant breeders in a friendly atmosphere for sharing knowledge, expertise and vision of international collaboration.

  • A Midsummer Day dream: despite the hottest week in many years TomGEM tomatoes and scientists made it to a local market near Valencia

    On Saturday, 10th August 2019 the first “Market of the Land” (I mercat de la Terra) was organised in the small town of Mareny de Sant Llorenç near Valencia (Spain) by the farmer association “La Asociacio de Agricultor Ecologics de la Ribera” with Ximo Herrero as leading local representative. The “market” was to show the good summer vegetables...

  • Tomato Enthusiasts on Different Levels: New TomGEM Interview Series

    TomGEM has released an interview series produced during its 3rd annual project meeting in Old Windsor, UK. The clips illustrate the objectives, activities and results of the multi-national, interdisciplinary consortium working together in this four-year research initiative. The partners highlight their personal motivation and the different...

  • FOOD2030 – Launch of on-line consultation for first strategic plan of Horizon Europe!

    The stakeholder consultation to build up Horizon Europe has just been launched! You can consult the Strategic Planning document at: https://ec.europa.eu/research/pdf/horizon-europe/ec_rtd_orientations-towards-the-strategic-planning.pdf Your feedback is warmly welcomed via the on-line platform, that is expected to remain open until early...

  • Royal visit to England

    3rd Annual Progress Meeting held in Old Windsor (UK) From 20th to 21st May 2019, the TomGEM consortium came together for its 3rd Progress Meeting in the royal surroundings of the De Vere Beaumont Estate in Old Windsor (UK). The story of the De Vere Beaumont Estate in Old Windsor is a very British one; a tale of democracy, royalty, education and...

  • Webinar "Plant Variety Protection" organised by European IP Helpdesk on 22 May 2019

    The European IP Helpdesk will organise a webinar on the topic "Plant Variety Protection" on Wednesday, 22nd May 2019 at 10:30 AM CET. The speaker will be from the CPVO (European Agency for Plant Variety Protection). Plant Variety Protection Webinar Experience level: Intermediate In the webinar aims at: presenting the fundamentals of...

  • SAVE THE DATE: European Research and Innovation Days

    End of last week Directorate General for Research and Innovation launched the save the date for its inaugural annual flagship event - the European Research and Innovation Days on 24, 25 and 26 September 2019 which will take place in KANAL - Centre Pompidou, Brussels, located on Quai des Péniches. At the heart of the first European R&I Days...

  • TomGEM partner on the air

    The Valencian TV channel À Punt has recently visited the greenhouses of TomGEM partner Fundacion Cajamar CV (FCValenciana). With a growing public interest in the challenges of climate change, the TV team interviewed team member Carlos Baixauli who is heading the Department of Agrosustainability. He talked about FCValenciana’s activities within...

  • Agricultural Science Day in Bulgaria

    On October 25, 2018 Bulgarian scientists working in the field of agriculture celebrated the Agricultural Science Day. The Bulgarian TomGEM partner Maritsa Vegetable Crops Research Institute (MVCRI) participated at the arranged exhibition "Nature's Gifts" organized by the Bulgarian Agricultural Academy. The event was attended by the Bulgarian...