Improving the stability of high-quality traits of berry in different environments and cultivation systems for the benefit of European farmers and consumers
The GoodBerry research project focuses on the improvement of strategically important berry fruit crops, namely strawberry, raspberry, and blackcurrant. The project is based on a multi-tiered strategy interlinking research areas from molecular studies to cultivation techniques.
GoodBerry aims at:
- identifying berry germplasm exhibiting an advantageous balance of production vs nutritional quality throughout the EU
- developing innovative production systems/ modern breeding strategies to maintain high yield in a range of European-wide environments and standardized and reliable analytical tools to evaluate berry production and fruit quality
- ensuring the uptake of the high quality production systems by EU growers to boost the competiveness of the European berry production
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Berries are popular around the world and their consumption has risen extensively in recent years....