• World Food Day 2017

    The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations is celebrating World Food Day 2017 on 16 October. The day is celebrated every year around the world to raise awareness of the issues behind poverty and hunger. WFD was established in 1979 and takes on a different theme each year in order to highlight areas needed for action. In 2017, the common focus is on “Change the future of...
  • TRADITOM workshop on Traditional European Tomato Varieties as part of FESTOM

    A highly successful scientific and technical research workshop was conducted at FESTOM, a tomato celebration organized in the frame of TRADITOM on 16 September 2017 in Castelldefels, Spain.
  • Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 Infoweek including high-level policy events

    From November 14-17, 2017 the EC organises an information event in Brussels dedicated to H2020 Societal Challenge 2 (SC2): ‘Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy’. The Infoweek will deliver first-hand information about the up-coming EUR 1,3 billion funding opportunities for 2018-2020 in SC2, the Bioeconomy policy,...
  • Harnessing Research and Innovation for FOOD 2030

    The European Commission is organizing a one day conference to disseminate successful European Research and Innovation initiatives in the area of Food Nutrition and Security. The conference will provide a stakeholder platform to assess the current state of European research, innovation and investment, and explore future needs relevant to the Food and Nutrition Security priorities of:...
  • TRADITOM at the SOLCUC2017 meeting

    The SOLCUC2017 meeting took place in Valencia, Spain from September 3-6, 2017 and gathered 440 researchers working in Solanaceae and Cucurbitaceae Genomics for the first time after the Kobe meeting in 2012. Researchers from more than 40 different countries presented the latest advances in genomic research for these two important plant families.