WHEAt and barley Legacy for Breeding Improvement

The Project

Coordinated by INRA, the Whealbi project is an integrated approach combining genomics, genetics and agronomy to improve the European wheat and barley production.

5years

Research and innovation (2014 -2019)

5M

from the European Union under the FP7 programme for research and development

18partners

European research area partners

Launched in January 2014 for a 5 year period, this project is funded by EU’s 7th Framework Programme for Research (FP7). It is coordinated by the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA, France) and involves the best European laboratories working on wheat and barley, in fields ranging from genomics to agronomy.

The objective of WHEALBI is to strengthen bread wheat and barley production in Europe by enabling the development of new, productive varieties adapted to cropping systems that require lower inputs and which are health and environment friendly.

Coordinator: Gilles Charmet, INRA