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1 intro fruit breedomics 2014 baur


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1 intro fruit breedomics 2014 baur

  1. 1. Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER Agroscope Welcome to the FruitBreedomics Stakeholder Day Robert Baur Feb. 11, 2014
  2. 2. Agroscope Vision good food / healthy environment Agroscope is the Swiss federal centre of excellence for agricultural research Research for a sustainable agri-food sector and an intact environment. Agroscope makes an important contribution for a sustainable agri-food sector and an intact environment, and hence for an improved quality of life. FruitBreedomics | Stakeholderday 2014 Baur 2
  3. 3. Agroscope Organisation Chart Corporate Research P. Steffen Head of Agroscope M. Gysi Corporate Communication J.-P. Mayor J.-P. Mayor D. Guidon H.-P. Bachmann P. Steffen C. Grivel Niklaus Institute for Plant Production Sciences IPS Institute for Livestock Sciences ILS Institute for Food Sciences IFS Institute for Sustainability Sciences ISS Resources Unit RU FruitBreedomics | Stakeholderday 2014 Baur 3
  4. 4. Agroscope’s Sites Reckenholz Tänikon Wädenswil Avenches Liebefeld Posieux Changins FruitBreedomics | Stakeholderday 2014 Baur 4
  5. 5. The contribution of breeding to good food / healthy environment • Quality is the key for consumption  consumer orientation  continuous supply  fit for the supply chain  economy of the fruit sector • Sustainability depends on variety  adapted to local conditions  adapted to agricultural practise  Resistant, tolerant … to diseases, pests, … FruitBreedomics | Stakeholderday 2014 Baur 5
  6. 6. Breeding why we need new tools  improve knowledge on mechanisms  become faster  improve breeding efficiency  combine breeding targets  breed more sustainable  … «bridge the existing gap between molecular genetic research and breeding” FruitBreedomics | Stakeholderday 2014 Baur 6
  7. 7. No success without collaboration ! Our history of contributing to multilateral apple breeding projects 94-96 EAGMAP European Apple Genome Mapping Project coord. G. King, UK 98-01 DARE Durable Apple Resistance in Europe coord. Y. Lespinasse, F 03-07 HIDRAS High Quality Disease Resistant apples for a sustainabale agriculture coord. L. Gianfranceschi, I HIDRAS meeting 2004 at ETHZ 11-15 FRUITBREEDOMICS apple and peach coord. F. Laurens, F FruitBreedomics | Stakeholderday 2014 Baur 7
  8. 8. Enjoy a fruitful event Agroscope good food, healthy environment FruitBreedomics | Stakeholderday 2014 Baur 8