InnoVine is a European collaborative project funded through the Knowledge Based Bio-Economy (KBBE) program, launched in January 2013.  During 4 years, it will involve 27 different partners from 7 European countries (Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal and Spain).

The wine industry is a major economic sector through the European Union where wine production represented in 2010/2011 about 60% of the whole amount elaborated on the planet. Nowadays, European wine producers must face several key issues and challenges. Within few years, climate change will affect the balance between the area of production and grape varieties and will change the impact of pests and diseases in vineyards. Winegrowers will have to respect the environment while competing with other new producing countries on a more and more globalized market.

In this context, the strategic goal of the InnoVine project is to support the European wine industry by matching consumers’ demands for top quality wines and food safety, citizen’s requests for eco-friendly production methods and winegrowers technical needs in a climate change background.

The project will:

  1. At the plant level, improve and design agricultural practices (canopy management, irrigation, fertilization, training systems, pest and disease control…) with the aim of maximizing berry quality, durable resistance to pests and diseases, and adaptation to climate change
  2. At the vineyard level, design, develop and test innovative agronomic systems integrating new agricultural practices and taking into account the variability of constraints met by European vineyards grown under a wide range of environments
  3. At the breeding level, diversify grapevine varieties with regard to desirable adaptive traits building on tools and knowledge developed through international breeding genomic initiatives.

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The project is coordinated by Anne-Françoise Adam-Blondon, from the French Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA).

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Innovine is a European collaborative project that has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement n° 311775.
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