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Capacity Building and Raising Awareness in Europe and in Third Countries to Cope with Xylella fastidiosa
// Cure-XF //

September 2017 - August 2021

Project Summary

GENERAL INFORMATION
 
CURE-Xf deals with different aspects of Xylella fastidiosa assessment and management (pathogen-hosts interaction, characterization, diagnosis, epidemiology, monitoring, etc.) by implementing various activities such as: Exchange of scientific capacities and novelties among European Countries as well as between the EU and Third Countries, in particular sensitive neighbouring countries; Strengthening the knowledge and the know-how on Xf in third countries having intense exchange of plant material with Europe; Raising awareness in relation to Xf impacts and risks upon its establishment.
 
GENERAL OBJECTIVE
 
Increase capacity building and raise awareness in Europe and third countries in the field of scientific research about Xylella fastidiosa.
 
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES
 
Strengthening preventive measures by consolidating expertise and awareness of plant health agencies, decision-makers and relevant stakeholders;
Implementing the knowledge on the Mediterranean crops and other host species threatened by the further spread of Xf;
Promoting the use of advanced diagnostic tools for the detection and characterization of Xf and its vectors;
Consolidating innovative approaches for prevention, monitoring and control of Xf and its vectors;
Improving pest-risk analysis, phytosanitary legislation and contingency measures for a safer plant material commercial exchange;
Integrating with current platforms for adequate communication and dissemination campaigns ensuring an effective transfer of knowledge among the various stakeholders involved.
 
MAIN ACTIVITIES
 
Exchange of scientific capacities and novelties among the European Countries as well as between the EU and Third Countries, in particular sensitive neighbouring countries;
Strengthening the knowledge and the know-how on Xf in third countries having intense exchange of plant material with Europe;
Raising awareness in relation to Xf impacts and risks upon its establishment.
 
 
Source of funding : European Union
Total budget : 1 777 500,00 €
Partners :
  • CNR - Italy
  • UNIBA - Italy
  • CRSFA - Italy
  • INRA - France
  • CSIC - Spain
  • UCL - U.K.
  • NERC - U.K.
  • RUSSEL - Italy
  • CIHEAM Bari - Italy
  • INRAT - Tunisia
  • INRA Maroc - Morocco
  • Islamic Azad University - Iran