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ELIADA-Characterization and Valorization of Olive Genetic Resources Aiming at Climate Change Adaptation and Production of High Nutritional and Organoleptic Value Products of Olive Oil
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Project Summary

The project’s main objective is the characterizationevaluation and utilization of Greek olive varieties with the aim of increasing tolerance to climate change, producing distinctive high-quality flavorful, aromatic, nutritious olive oil products, and in the long term producing or using new olive varieties. This goal will be achieved by targeted grafting in rootstocks with high tolerance to abiotic stresses and at the same time by selective crosses to improve qualitative and agronomic characteristics. In addition, the project focuses on the enhancement of the specific nutritional characteristics of selected olive varieties via organoleptic analyses, innovation, promotion and training. 


Department of Horticultural Genetics & Biotechnology at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania - Greece

Source of funding : European Union and Greek national funds through the Operational Program Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, under the call RESEARCH – CREATE – INNOVATE
Programme and Contact references : Dr Panagiotis Kalaitzis
Total budget : 836 000,00 €
Partners :
  • Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Agricultural University of Athens - Greece
  • Union of Agricultural Cooperatives of Laconia -- EAS LAKONIAS, Peloponnese - Greece
  • Olive oil mill, Kyparissos, Chania - Greece
  • Agricultural consultant agency, Athens - Greece
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