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10/06/2022: 200 TOMATO VARIETIES visited by 200 TOMATO SCIENTISTS AT THE CAJAMAR EXPERIMENTAL EXTENSION

A collection of 200 tomato varieties representing the European tomato diversity present at COMAV (Center for Agrodiversity of the Valencia Community, Valencia Spain and partner of HARNESSTOM) were exhibited next to a selection of F1 tomato hybrids from participating companies in FCCV (Valencia Community Cajamar Fundation) facilities.

 

 

07/06/2022: HARNESSTOM join forces with other EU-Funded projects at the EUCARPIA Tomato meeting held in Valencia

The Coordinators of eight EU-funded project on tomato:  TRADITOM, HARNESSTOM, G2PSOL, BRESOV, TOMGEM, TOMRES, SOLNUE and VIRTIGATION participated in a round table organized in the frame of the EUCARPIA tomato meeting held in Valencia on June 1st.  

 

 

 

 

25/05/2022: PRESENTATION OF THE ASSOCIATION OF PRODUCERS AND MARKETERS OF THE VALENCIAN TOMATO AT THE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF VALENCIA (UPV)

The Polytechnic University of Valencia hosted, last Thursday 26th of May, the official presentation of "l'Associació de Productors i Comercialitzadors de la Tomata Valenciana" (the Association of Producers and Marketers of the Valencian Tomato) and its product under the hallmark "Xè que bó".

 

 

 

 

12/05/2022: Publication of the collective work “Challenges in the agri-food sector: Regulation, competition and industrial property” Valencia, May 9, 2022: HARNESSTOM at the Tomato World Congress in Nijar (Spain)

The collective book “Challenges in the agri-food sector: Regulation, competition and industrial property” has already been published. This work derives from the contributions made by authors at the I International Congress that, with the same title, was held on May 6 and 7, 2021 in the Hall of Degrees of the Higher Technical School of Agricultural Engineering and of the Natural Environment "ETSIAMN", of the Polytechnic University of Valencia "UPV".

https://editorial.tirant.com/es/ebook/retos-en-el-sector-agroalimentario-regulacion-competencia-y-propiedad-industrial-felipe-palau-ramirez-9788411138376

 

 

 

 

25/04/2022: 26 to 28 April 2022: HARNESSTOM at the Tomato World Congress in Nijar (Spain)

HARNESSTOM coordinator Antonio Granell is presenting the plenary talk: “HARNESSTOM and TRADITOM: two European projects to unify information on tomato and favor its improvement” at the World Tomato Congress to take place in Nijar (Spain) 26 to 28 April 2022.

https://worldvegetablecongress.com/

 

 

30/03/2022: 29 March 2022: Advanced Training School

The first HARNESSTOM advanced school took place 29th March 2022 via zoom organized by UPV and counted with the participation of leading experts from Spain, Italy, France, Italy and Israel.  The title of the school was: HARNESSING THE POTENTIAL OF GERMPLASM COLLECTIONS: INTERACTION W ITH X-OMICS AND BREEDING COMMUNITY and it addressed the important issue on how best to organize the phenotypic and genotypic info and linked it to the germplasm banks.  

 

 

25/03/2022: 25 March 2022: At the starting line the Citizen Science Harnesstom experiment

Expiring the 25 March registration deadline, the Citizen Science Harnesstom experiment is on the road with more than 500 European citizens participating in Bulgaria, Italy, and Spain. Registered citizens are receiving a “kit” containing seeds of five varieties selected for their promising agronomic and quality traits, together with a cultivation tutorial and a form to score traits and report preferences. 

 

 

21/02/2022: HARNESSTOM coorganizes the EUCARPIA tomato Meeting in Valencia 

HARNESSTOM brings together the coordinators of the major EU-funded tomato projects on a workshop on tomato resources and breeding 

HARNESSTOM is organizing a Tomato Genetic Resources and Breeding session with the participation of the coordinators of the six major EU-funded tomato projects: TRADITOM, HARNESSTOM, G2P-SOL, BRESOV, TOMGEM, and TOMRES. The workshop will take place on june 2nd In the frame of the Eucarpia Tomato meeting (https://eucarpia2022.webs.upv.es/). 

 

 

 

21/09/2021: HARNESSTOM partners participate in 'XX EUCARPIA Meeting of the Tomato Working Group’, which will take place from May 31 to June 3, 2022, in Valencia (Spain)

 

Registration is available at the following link.

 

 

 

21/09/2021: HARNESSTOM  at DIVSEEK webinar highlights the importance of networking and dissemination activities.  

On Tuesday September 21 , took place the joint webinar “Horizon 2020 GENRES projects –Joining forces for genetic resources and biodiversity management.”. The meeting reinforced the importance of supporting research and innovation activities in the field of GenRes and genebanks and the importance to enlarge the information basis so that this facilitates that genres are used more widely in order to cope with emerging challenges in agriculture.

 

 

18/09/2021: On Friday 17 to Sunday 19 was held the XXII edition of the Fira Agrícola i Comercial de Meliana Within the framework of the Fira, on Saturday 18th D. Salvador Soler gave a talk on "Seed disinfection, selection and improvement of the Valencian tomato".

 

 

 

 

12/05/2021: A Symposium on “Plant Crop Genome Editing: beyond science ” is currently organized by HARNESSTOM.

The meeting  planned as a Webinar will be held on 12th May 2021 and it is aimed at Scientists, legislators, economists, politicians, etc. . HARNESSTOM coordinator A. Granell will introduce the Symposium and moderate the Scientific Session I, while D. Orzaez will present the latest news on the use of the editing for plants.

 

 

 

 

06/05/2021: HARNESSTOM commitment to actively disseminate and discus the current regulation around the use of genetic resources for innovation in agriculture will be the focus of  several project members participation at the International Meeting on “CHALLENGES IN THE AGROFOOD SECTOR: COMPETENCE AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY”. More info / Programme 

 

    

 

 

27/04/2021: HARNESSTOM participates in Horticulture Library Talks.

On April 27th HARNESSTOM coordinator Toni Granell participated in a session of talks at the Library on "The technological revolution of genomic editing of plants". Talks in the Library is a space to discuss topics of interest on production and postharvest of fruits, vegetables and ornamentals, and healthy eating.  

 

 

 

 

22/04/2021: HARNESSTOM with farmers: a technical session on wise use of water.

HARNESSTOM partners from “Fundacion Miquel Agustí UPC- UPV” and “Fundacion Cajamar Comunidad Valenciana” in collaboration with “Arreu Acompanyament Agroecologic” organized  an online workshop that took place on Thursday 22nd April 2021.

 

 

25/02/2021: Coordinators of Horizon 2020 Genetic Resources Projects Agree on a Roadmap for Joint Activities. 

The coordinators of five recently funded EU-projects, gather around a team’s virtual meeting platform to discuss possibilities for collaborations. The idea:  to find opportunities for joint actions, collaborations and common ground. For over 90 min HARNESSTOM coordinator Antonio Granell and four other projects agreed on the roadmap for joint activities. 

 

 

 

20/01/2021: HARNESSTOM at the BreedingValue Kickoff meeting.  

Right after the start of the project HARNESSTOM coordinator Antonio Granell initiated contacts with the coordinators of other projects granted by the EU under the same topic/call H2020 SFS28-2020 “Genetic Resources and Pre-breeding communities”. Coordinators of several EU projects participated at the meeting and in the discussion from their own perspectives and crops (wheat and barley; olive; legumes and berries). A plan for future interactions will be discussed over email and in following virtual meetings soon.

 

 

 

16/12/2020: On December 16, 2020, the HARNESSTOM project was presented at the Innovation Exchange Conference on agricultural genetic improvement organized by the Spanish National Rural Network. The coordinator of Harnesstom Antonio Granell presented the main objectives to be achieved and the potential results. It can be visualized the complete workshop and futher information here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

26/11/2020: HARNESSTOM at the XVRBMP Plant Molecular Biology Meeting

The XV edition of the Plant Molecular Biology Meeting took place this time on line Nov 26 and 27 2020 with the largest attendance ever.  The RBMP is the forum were the Spanish researchers working on Plant Molecular Biology have been meeting every other year since the first edition took place in  Salamanca in 1991.  A meeting traditionally attended by two hundred of the leading Spanish scientists in the field, hit this edition a record high of over three hundred participants probably due to the meeting going on line because of the COVID situation, which more than 200 people attending at all times. The XV RBMP has proven to be an excellent opportunity for the coordinator of HARNESSTOM, Antonio Granell to introduce the project’s objectives to the Spanish scientists working in Plant Molecular Biology, a field that provides breeders with tools and knowledge, which are at the basis of modern prebreeding and therefore intimately related to HARNESSTOM objectives and tasks.

         

 

 09/11/2020:  HARNESSTOM at the First International online SOLANACEAE meeting. 

Several members of the HARNESSTOM consortium have actively   participated in the first SOLANACEAE International Online Meeting that has been held from Nov9 to Nov11 2020 via zoom.

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