PROJECT OVERVIEW

The main objective of the project of the Operational Group TOMAGROUP is the development of sustainable agricultural biostimulants through the valorization of cherry tomato residue generated during its cultivation and commercialization. These biostimulant products will be aimed at improving the growth, yield, stress response, and quality of tomato crop fruits, thus promoting Bioeconomy and Circular Fertilization around this horticultural crop.

The innovative nature of this project lies in the application of physical and enzymatic treatments to enhance the bioaccessibility of the nutritional and bioactive compounds present in tomato residue.

The anticipated outcomes will be the development of a novel agricultural input whose biostimulant potential will be evaluated in vitro and in a field trial in tomato cultivation.

Therefore, the project will bring significant benefits to the companies involved in tomato cultivation and fertilization by promoting sector innovation through a more efficient use of resources, leveraging and valorizing generated residues and waste, and making the cultivation of this valuable vegetable economically more viable, sustainable, productive, and competitive.

Project Data:
  • Funding Entity: Subsidised by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), and by the Andalusian Regional Government through the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development.
  • Announcement: AID FOR THE OPERATION OF OPERATIONAL GROUPS OF THE EUROPEAN INNOVATION ASSOCIATION (EIA) IN THE FIELD OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY AND SUSTAINABILITY FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PILOT PROJECTS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW PRODUCTS, PRACTICES, PROCESSES AND TECHNOLOGIES IN THE AGRICULTURAL, FOOD AND FORESTRY SECTORS, WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE ANDALUSIAN RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME 2014-2020.
  • Modality: Line 1. Operation 16.1.2: Support for the operation of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) Task Forces on Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability.
  • Consortium Partners: CIDAF, TECNOVA, Cooperativas Agroalimentarias de Andalucía-Granada, Agrolaboratorios Nutricionales and Grupo La Caña.
  • Funding: Junta de Andalucía and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). 299.989,78 €
  • Deadline Execution: 2023/2025

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