Fera specialises in the sciences underpinning agriculture for sustainable crop production, environmental management and conservation and in food safety and quality. Fera has statutory responsibilities for delivering policy and inspectorate functions in relation to Plant Health, Bee Health and Plant Varieties and Seeds. Fera is part of the UK capability to respond to, and recover from, emergency situations, including accidental or deliberate release of hazardous materials. Fera operates at over 35 sites across the UK including York, Cambridge, and Stafford and employs over 550 scientists and 150 plant and bee inspectors. FERA runs over 600 research projects per year and works with more than 1,000 collaboration partners.
Link to the website: http://www.fera.co.uk/
Project Coordinator: Neil Audsley
Sand Hutton, York, North Yorkshire, YO41 1LZ, United Kingdom
Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek
Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek (DLO) is part of Wageningen University and Research centre and is a private not for profit research institute with experienced and highly motivated personnel and specializes in strategic and applied research for industry and public institutions. By integrating knowledge on crop protection, crop ecology, agricultural systems, genetics and reproduction, DLO serves the entire agro-production chain with scientific products, from the DNA level to production system concepts.
Link to the website: http://www.wageningenur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/applied-plant-research.htm
Contact person: Marcel Wenneker
Lingewal 1, 6668 LA Randwijk, the Netherlands
CABI is an international not-for-profit organisation which provides scientific expertise and information on agriculture and the environment with a view to solving problems in agriculture and the environment. Formerly known as the Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau International, the organisation now operates simply as CAB International or more commonly, CABI. The organisation is headquartered in London and has a number of regional offices throughout the world. As a science-based, development organisation, CABI's main activities include: Publishing, Development Projects and Research and Microbial Services.
Link to the website: http://www.cabi.org/
Contact person: Marc Kenis
CABI Nosworthy Way Wallingford Oxfordshire OX10 8DE UK
Universitat De Girona
The University of Girona is a public institution Devoted to excellence in teaching and research and to participantes in the progress and development of society-through the creation, transmission, and criticism Dissemination of knowledge related to the sciences, technology, the humanities, the social sciences and the arts. Research at the UdG is mainly focussed on two strategic lines: water science and management, and tourism and sustainability. Furthermore, the UdG pursues research in a few important research and innovation programmes that have attained a prominent role at the university: scientific research, the dissemination of its results and its ensuing social influence are also focussed on computer simulation and applications, food and agriculture, biomedicine, the quality of life and cultural heritage.
Link to the website: www.udg.edu
Contact person: Emilio Montesinos
Plaça de Sant Domènec, 3, 17004 Girona, Spain
Alma Mater Studiorum-Universita Di Bologna
In 2013 QS World University Rankings ranked the University of Bologna 188th in the world. The University has about 85,000 students in its 23 schools.
Link to the website: www.unibo.it
Contact person: Francesco Spinelli
Via Zamboni, 33 - 40126 Bologna
University of Leeds
The University of Leeds is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities and continues to appear in the top 100 of the QS world rankings in 2013 - one of only 18 UK universities. Since 1995 the University of Leeds has produced 101 ‘spin-out’ companies, the second largest number in the higher education sector in the UK. They currently have 44 active spin-out companies.
Link to the website: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/
Contact person: Elwyn Isaac
Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom
Universitat Politecnica De Valencia
The Polytechnic University of Valencias a Spanish university located in Valencia, with a focus on science and technology. It is one of the top three Spanish universities in terms of R&D research cooperation agreements with companies. Additionally, it is on the leading edge in terms of patents and technology licensing. It is the only Spanish technological university ranked as one of the top universities worldwide, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), and has been ranked among the 100 best universities of the world that are less than 50 years old (THE).
Link to the website: http://www.upv.es/
Contact person: Vicente Navrro-Llopis
CAMINO DE VERA S/N, 46022 VALENCIA, ES
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
Imperial College London is a university of world class scholarship, education and research in science, engineering and medicine, with particular regard to their application in industry, commerce and healthcare. Established in 1907, it is located in the heart of London. It is consistently rated among the United Kingdom's top three universities and was ranked 8th in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012-13. The College has over 3,000 academic and research staff and approximately 15,000 students from over 125 different countries.
Link to the website: www1.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/
Contact person: J Mumford
Consiglio per la Ricerca E La Sperimentazione In Agricoltura
The Agricultural Research Council (CRA) is an Italian National Research Organization which operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture, with general scientific competence within the fields of agriculture, agroindustry, food, fishery and forestry. The CRA specialises in the fields of: agrarian engineering, climatology and meterology, entamology and pathology, genomics and breeding, pedology, forestry and land use, agro-food technology, and agronomy.
Link to the website: http://sito.entecra.it/portale/index2.php
Contact person: Marco Scortichini
C.R.A. - Via Nazionale 82 - 00184 ROMA
European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organisation
The European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organisation is an intergovernmental organization responsible for European cooperation in plant protection in the European and Mediterranean region. Under the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), EPPO is the regional plant protection organization (RPPO) for Europe. Founded in 1951 by 15 European countries, EPPO now has 50 members, covering almost all countries of the European and Mediterranean region. Its objectives are to protect plants, to develop international strategies against the introduction and spread of dangerous pests and to promote safe and effective control methods. As a Regional Plant Protection Organization, EPPO also participates in global discussions on plant health organized by FAO and the IPPC Secretariat. Finally, EPPO has produced a large number of standards and publications on plant pests, phytosanitary regulations, and plant protection products.
Link to the website: www.eppo.int/
Contact person: Muriel Suffert
21 boulevard Richard Lenoir 75011 Paris FRANCE
Institut National De La Recherche Agronomique
The National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) is a public research institution under the joint authority of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries. INRA is a leading European agricultural research institute and one of the foremost institutes in the world for agriculture, food and the environment. It is also the second largest public research institute in France. INRA carries out mission-oriented research for high-quality and healthy foods, competitive and sustainable agriculture and a preserved and valorised environment. INRA’s vision is to provide knowledge and innovations for the development of sustainable, robust and economically viable livestock production systems and to define the conditions for optimising production, welfare and environmental performance. INRA’s research covers all areas concerning livestock, from basic biology, genetics, physiology, to the conception and evaluation of livestock farming systems and their place in our society. INRA works on extensive and intensive systems and all the major livestock sectors (fish, poultry, pigs and ruminants).
Link to the website: www.inra.fr
Contact person: Jean Luc Gatti
147, Rue De L'Universite , 75338 PARIS CEDEX 07, FR
Endoterapia Vegetal SL
Endoterapia Vegetal, is a company born in the year 2003 with the aim of taking the management of green zones into the 21st century. Endoterapia Vegetal is involved in the application, commercialization and counselling of therapeutic treatments by means of the Vegetal Endotherapy technique on ornamental trees. Its targets are public bodies, private companies and individuals for whom the wellbeing of trees is their activity.
Link to the website: www.endoterapiavegetal.com/en/index.html
Contact person: Joan Barroso
C/ Ripollès, 23 - Pol. Ind. el Plà CP. 17486 - Castelló d'Empúries Girona - Spain
Oxitec is a British biotech company pioneering a better approach to tackling dengue fever and damaging agricultural pests. Oxitec has used advanced genetics to develop a new solution to controlling populations of the dengue mosquito and other harmful insects in a way that is sustainable, environmentally friendly and cost-effective. Despite technical advances over the last 50 years, the danger posed by insects is on the increase. Starting with the dengue mosquito, Oxitec is developing a range of health and agriculture programmes to combat insect pest populations. Using advanced genetics Oxitec breeds and releases ‘sterile’ males of the damage-causing species. This highly targeted form of biological control is safe to other species, causes no lasting impact on the environment and is cost-effective.
Link to the website: www.oxitec.com
Contact person: Martha Koukidou
71 Milton Park, Milton, Abingdon OX14 4RX
Julius Kuhn-Institut Bundesforschunginstitut for Kulturpflanzen
The Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, is both a federal research institute and a higher federal authority. JKI’s primary goal is to advise the federal government on all issues relating to cultivated plants. Its main office is located in Quedlinburg (Saxony-Anhalt). Currently, 1,200 staff members, of which 250 are scientists, work in 15 specialized institutes or in one of the service units, such as library, data processing or administration. JKI activities are centred on cultivated plants and the institute carries out research in the fields of plant genetics, cultivation of crops, plant nutrition, soil science, plant protection and plant health. Its broad competence enables the JKI to develop holistic concepts for crop cultivation as a whole, ranging from crop production to plant care.
Link to the website: www.jki.bund.de
Contact person: Gritta Schrader
Messeweg 11, 38104 Braunschweig, Germany
Zurcher Hochschule Fur Angewandte Wissenschaften
The ZHAW is one of the largest and most productive universities of applied sciences in Switzerland, with a strong presence both nationally and internationally. Among the ZHAW’s distinguishing features are interdisciplinarity and a close connection to everyday working practice. The ZHAW is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Switzerland and thus offers a wide range of specialist knowledge. All of its Schools carry out disciplinary and interdisciplinary research. The results of ZHAW research projects are both scientifically sound and practice-relevant. Together with industry partners, they carry out several hundred projects with a total funding of about 81 million Swiss francs each year.
Link to the website: www.zhaw.ch/de.html
Contact person: Brion Duffy
Technikumstrasse 9, 8401 Winterthur, Switzerland
Universita Degli Studi Di Padova
The University of Padua (Italian Università degli Studi di Padova, UNIPD) is a premier Italian university lactated in the city of Padua, Italy. The University of Padua is one of Italy’s leading universities and ranks in the first position in all the recent ranking of Italian large universities of 2010 the university had approximately 65,000 students and in 2009 was ranked "best university" among Italian institutions of higher education with more than 40,000 students. The University of Padua plays an important role in scholarly and scientific research at both a European and world level.
Link to the website: www.unipd.it/en/
Contact Person: Nicola Mori
Via 8 Febbraio, 2 - 35122 Padova
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
The Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada was created in 1868 – one year after Canada became a country – due to the importance of farming to the nation's economic, social and cultural development. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada provides leadership in the growth and development of a competitive, innovative and sustainable Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector. The activities of the Department range from the farmer to the consumer, from the farm to global markets, through all phases of producing, processing and marketing of farm, food and bio-based products. Agriculture is also a shared jurisdiction in Canada, and the Department works closely with provincial and territorial governments in the development and delivery of policies and programs.
Link to the website: www.agr.gc.ca/index_e.php
The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited
Plant & Food Research is a New Zealand-based science company providing research and development that adds value to fruit, vegetable, crop and food products. With over 900 people based at sites across New Zealand, as well as in the USA and Australia, at the heart of Plant & Food Research is a goal to underpin the growth of plant and marine-based industry through the successful application and commercialisation of research-based innovation. Their science supports the sustainable production of high quality produce that earns a premium in international markets, as well as driving the design and development of new and novel functional foods that offer benefits to human health and wellbeing. They work with partners to optimise each step of the food production supply chain, from field or sea through to consumer, maximising value, increasing efficiencies in resource allocation, and providing innovation in designing new, novel foods.
Link to the website: www.plantandfood.co.nz
United States Department of Agriculture
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), also known as the Agriculture Department, is the U.S. federal executive department responsible for developing and executing federal government policy on farming, agriculture, forestry, and food. It aims to meet the needs of farmers and ranchers, promote agricultural trade and production, work to assure food safety, protect natural resources, foster rural communities and end hunger in the United States and abroad. Its vision statement is to expand economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production sustainability that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve and conserve our Nation's natural resources through restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands.
Link to the website: www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome
U.S. Department of Agriculture 1400 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, DC 20250
Yunnan Agricultural University
Yunnan Agricultural University (YAU) is located in the spring city- Kunming. The university has 17 colleges covering the disciplines of crop production, livestock breeding, water conservancy and hydropower, agricultural engineering, agricultural engineering, management of agricultural economy, etc. The university also has 18 university-level research institutes, intramural experimental farm and factories and 59 extramural practical teaching bases. Yunnan Agricultural University currently has 1,495 teaching and administrative staffs, of which, 105 are professors and 319 are associate professors; 29 are doctoral tutors and 325 are master tutors; 508 have master or doctoral degrees.
Link to the website: www.csc.edu.cn/laihua/universitydetailen.aspx?collegeId=230
Pherobank develops, produces and sells pheromone lures and reference pheromone compounds. More than 25 years of experience in pheromone identification and synthesis has enabled them to lay claim to the world’s largest collection of lepidopteran sex pheromone compounds. The quality of these carefully purified chemical compounds is under constant supervision. Almost 400 different chemicals are now commercially available and are used worldwide as reference for pheromone identification work.
Link to the website: www.pherobank.com/Pages/default.aspx
Contact person: Frans C Griepink
3961 MT Wijk bij Duurstede
Postal (billing) address:
P.O. Box 33
3960 BA Wijk bij Duurstede
Agrifutur develops, produces and markets a line of beneficial microorganisms, including soil inoculants.
Link to the website:
Contact person: Azzurra Abelli
8 Via Campagnole, Alfianello, BS 25020, 25020 Brescia, Italy
Kokuritsu Daigaku Hojin Hokkaido Daigaku
Hokkaido University is one of the national universities of Japan. It is a member of the National Seven Universities, which were established as the best national higher education or research institute. The 2012 QS World University Rankings ranked Hokkaido University at 138th in the world. Its research standard is especially high in Materials Science (7th in Japan, 86th in the world), Chemistry (8th in Japan, 52nd in the world), and Biology & Biochemistry (6th in Japan, 104th in the world).
Link to the website:
5 Chome Kita 8 Jonishi, Kita Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture 060-0808, Japan
Ecologia Proteccion Agricola SL
Ecology and Plant Protection (EPA) was founded in 1997, in Spain, by a group of agricultural engineers and agronomists interested in promoting new farming technologies through research as the main tool of agricultural development. From the beginning of its activity, EPA has invested heavily in R & D on new methods of agricultural pest control, aimed at obtaining selective products for certain species of insects or microorganisms without damaging effects on the useful fauna, environment or to humans. Among the main activities of the company include: the production of pheromones and semiochemicals to detect and fight against different insect pests, the development of alternative methods and products for the biorational control of agricultural pests and agronomic technical advice from farms.
Link to the website: www.epa-ecologia.com
Contact person: Teresa Gadea
C/ Gregal 11, Pol. Ind. "Ciutat de Carlet", 46240 Carlet, Spain
Handelsonderneming Vlamings BV
Vlamings trading BV is a supplier to farmers and growers in the Netherlands. Their portfolio includes fertilizers, crop protection, seeds/seedlings and business articles. They supply these products for both conventional and organic farming.
Link to the website: http://www.vlamings.nl/
Contact person: Heino Van Doornspeek
Prins Reinierstraat 7, 4651 RZ Steenbergen Nb, Netherlands
Research Institute of Horticulture in Skierniewice, Poland is a governmental R&D organization supervised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. At present, Research Institute of Horticulture employs 568 people, of that 45 professors, 85 doctors and 62 research assistants. Its research programme covers all areas related to fruit, vegetable, ornamental plant and bee sciences, from basic studies on physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology, through biotechnology, creative breeding, protection of genetic resources, agronomy, plant pathology, fruit and vegetable storage and processing, food safety, horticultural engineering, economics and marketing. Since all of the fruit and many vegetable plants are entomophilous and require bees for pollination, bee science was also included in the Institute’s programme. The Institute also takes part in several governmental research programmes on food safety, integrated and organic fruit and vegetable production, protection of genetic resources and in campaigns aimed at changing nutritional habits of the Polish consumers toward increased consumption of fruits and vegetables. Besides research, the Institute is also involved in commercial activities, especially in food analysis.
Link to the website: www.inhort.pl/en
Contact person: Joanna Pulawska