The final meeting of the QualiRedFruits Project has been held in Dijon (France) on 27-29 November 2012. This project ended with a great success and raised a high interest as outlined by the representatives of the Agriculture, Food and Environment Cluster of the Burgundi Region. The results obtained by the project are obviously prone to significantly improve the competitveness of the Raspberry producers in Europe (including SMEs along the chain from plantlets to merketed products). The outcome of the project is to the best of the consumers since the newly developped approaches proved to enhance the taste and healthy quality of the fruits while highly reducing the use of chemicals and pesticides even at large production scale.
On 27th September 2012, ABI has presented in Pazardzik (Bulgaria) the QualiRefruits project to 40 Agro- SMEs and Farmers, and to the Regional Agriculture Directorate in South part of Bulgaria.
On 17th July 2012, ABI has presented in Kostinbrod (Bulgaria) the QualiRefruits project and the experimental fields of the project to 16 raspberry, fruit and food producers from North of Bulgaria.
The Swiss TV, SF Schweizer Fernsehen, made a report on the QualiRedFruits project at Changins-Agroscope (partner 8 ACW) for the TV show "Einstein". The report has been diffused on June 21st 2012 and is also available on the web:
On June 8th 2012, ABI presented the QualiRedFruits project to specialized biological class of English Language School "Thomas Jefferson"- Sofia
The protocol in order to achieve plant long-term preservation through cryopreservation is improving. Adjustments are still needed but the QualiRedFruits consortium is confident in its ability to achieve this goal successfully.
On March 30th and 31st, consortium partners met to discuss project's progress and how to exploit first results.
After the kick-off project meeting in December 2010, QualiRedFruits partners joined for second time for a face to face meeting from 23rd to 25th of September 2011 in Ljubjana in Slovenia.
The first biotised plants have been planted in France, in Slovenia and in Bulgaria.
The QualiRedFruits project presented its first plants growing in the greenhouse for the preparation of the field experiments.