GO4STEVIA

Stevia rebaudiana as a diversification alternative for European Tobacco Farmers to strengthen the European Competitiveness

 Coordinatore UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM 

 Organization address address: Schloss Hohenheim 1
city: STUTTGART
postcode: 70599

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Stephan
Cognome: Dabbert
Email: send email
Telefono: 497114590
Fax: 4971150000000

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Germany [DE]
 Totale costo 2˙998˙344 €
 EC contributo 2˙347˙999 €
 Programma FP7-SME
Specific Programme "Capacities": Research for the benefit of SMEs
 Code Call FP7-SME-2012
 Funding Scheme BSG-SME-AG
 Anno di inizio 2013
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2013-02-01   -   2017-01-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM

 Organization address address: Schloss Hohenheim 1
city: STUTTGART
postcode: 70599

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Stephan
Cognome: Dabbert
Email: send email
Telefono: 497114590
Fax: 4971150000000

DE (STUTTGART) coordinator 107˙600.00
2    COUAGA VEGAS DE GRANADA SCA

 Organization address address: CL GENERAL ARANDA
city: GRANADA
postcode: 18194

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Carmen
Cognome: Diaz
Email: send email
Telefono: 34958440086

ES (GRANADA) participant 451˙407.00
3    TABACCHICOLTORI VENETI

 Organization address address: Largo Europa 101
city: POJANA MAGGIORE
postcode: 36026

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Luca
Cognome: Vigato
Email: send email
Telefono: 390445000000

IT (POJANA MAGGIORE) participant 434˙607.00
4    ASSOCIACAO DE PRODUTORES DE TABACO TIPO BURLEY

 Organization address address: Rua Nossa Senhora do Desterro 7
city: Cantanhede
postcode: 3060-558

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Cristina
Cognome: Abrantes
Email: send email
Telefono: 351231000000

PT (Cantanhede) participant 433˙807.00
5    AGRARIAN-INDUSTRIAL TOBACCO-PRODUCING COOPERATIVE OF TOUMBA PEONIA KILKIS

 Organization address address: Toumpa
city: "Axioupoli, KILKIS"
postcode: 61400

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Stergios
Cognome: Peltekiadis
Email: send email
Telefono: 302343000000

EL ("Axioupoli, KILKIS") participant 430˙607.00
6    AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVES UNION OF AMFIKLEIA

 Organization address address: ATH. EFTAXIA 27
city: Amfikleia
postcode: 35002

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Dimitrios
Cognome: Sklavounos
Email: send email
Telefono: 30223402287

EL (Amfikleia) participant 430˙607.00
7    AGRITAB SOCIETA AGRICOLA SOCIETA SEMPLICE

 Organization address address: Via Pozza 82
city: CEREA
postcode: 37053

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Franco
Cognome: Bozzolin
Email: send email
Telefono: 39044282044

IT (CEREA) participant 16˙000.00
8    PELTEKIADIS VASILEIOS

 Organization address address: TOYMPA
city: AXIOUPOLI
postcode: 61400

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Vasilis
Cognome: Peltekiadis
Email: send email
Telefono: 306943000000

EL (AXIOUPOLI) participant 16˙000.00
9    VALENTE DUARTE ANTONIO ALFREDO

 Organization address address: RUA DE SEPINS PEQUENO 26
city: SEPINS
postcode: 3060-547

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Antonio Alfredo
Cognome: Valente Duarte
Email: send email
Telefono: 351231000000

PT (SEPINS) participant 14˙164.99
10    GARCIA MORALES JUAN

 Organization address address: CALLE EUGENIA DE MONTIJO 22
city: GRANADA
postcode: 18195

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Juan Garcia
Cognome: Morales
Email: send email
Telefono: 34958584826

ES (GRANADA) participant 13˙200.00
11    ASOCIACION COOPERATIVAS DE GRANADA

 Organization address address: CALLE ISLAS CIES 7 BAJO
city: MOTRIL GRANADA
postcode: 18600

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Ester
Cognome: Alvarez
Email: send email
Telefono: 34958522616

ES (MOTRIL GRANADA) participant 0.00
12    COOPERATIVA SOCIALE INSTITUTO NAZIONALE PER LO STUDIO E IL CONTROLLO DEI TUMORI E DELLE MALATTIE AMBIENTALI BERNARDINO RAMAZZINI SOCIETA CS

 Organization address address: VIA LIBIA 13 A
city: BOLOGNA
postcode: 40138

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Morando
Cognome: Soffritti
Email: send email
Telefono: 390517000000
Fax: 390517000000

IT (BOLOGNA) participant 0.00
13    UNIWERSYTET PRZYRODNICZY W POZNANIU*

 Organization address address: ULICA WOJSKA POLSKIEGO 28
city: POZNAN
postcode: 60637

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Cz?apka-Matyasik
Cognome: Magdalena
Email: send email
Telefono: 48618487335

PL (POZNAN) participant 0.00

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trial    tobacco    sweeteners    sweetleaf    sugar    go    health    rats    beneficiaries    small    wp    innovative    farms    crop    alternative    growers    industry    stevia    farmers    ipr    diversification    sme    associations    rebaudiana    food    strategic    cultivation    economic   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The CAP reform for the tobacco sector (EG Nr. 864/2004) has the aim to phase out the subsidy payment for tobacco cultivation on Dec 31, 2013. This will have a great impact on the tobacco growers in terms of income and employment. Without a diversification alternative with a high added value most of European Tobacco farms must close. The DIVTOB and the CoAlTa-Project on diversification of Tobacco farms identified Stevia rebaudiana as one of the most promising economic opportunities for the traditional small Tobacco family farms (2-10 ha total farm area) in Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Therefore the Go4Stevia proposal has the strategic objective to solve a problem of livelihood for EU tobacco farmers integrated in SME Associations from four EU Member States. The scientific and technical objective of the Go4Stevia project is to develop a new and innovative economic opportunity for European Tobacco farmers. This shall be achieved by a consortium from 13 partners of 6 EU Member States composed by 5 SME Associations from 4 member states as beneficiaries, 3 RTD-performers with complementary expertise and 5 other participants as end-users. The Go4Stevia project aims to beam the EU in the future international trade sector of Stevia rebaudiana and Stevia products in a strong competitive position by the development of a Novel Food as an innovative food ingredient on the basis of Stevia rebaudiana (WP2-WP4). The development of an integrated weed control system adapted to the environmental conditions of the SME Associations for Stevia crop final implementation in the EU (WP5). Dissemination activities are directed to European Food Industry and towards the SME beneficiaries by IPR protection and the preparation of the novel food application (WP6). Training (WP7) shall ensure that the SME beneficiaries will absorb all developed foreground IPR.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

A new research consortium is promoting an alternative crop for tobacco farmers in the face of difficult economic conditions.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

New regulations in the EU mean that tobacco farmers are no longer subsidised by their government. This means that these farmers need new crops to complement or even replace tobacco cultivation.

Sweetleaf (Stevia rebaudiana), a source of natural, sugar-free sweeteners, is one such alternative crop. The EU-funded http://go4stevia.eu/ (GO4STEVIA) project is promoting the uptake of sweetleaf cultivation by tobacco growers through research and strategic interventions in the industry.

A lab-based model of the human digestive system has been created and validated by researchers. They will use this system to investigate the impacts of sweetleaf compounds on digestion.

GO4STEVIA tested the health effects of sweetleaf consumption in a 90-day trial in rats. Researchers showed it is safe, with no observed changes in health, physiology or behaviour. They are now conducting the same tests as part of a life-time trial in rats.

Another aspect of the project focused on encouraging farmers to grow sweetleaf. This was achieved through agreements between small businesses and organisations involved in sweetleaf production, and a comprehensive market evaluation.

Sweetleaf offers a healthy alternative to sugar and current non-nutritive sweeteners. The work of GO4STEVIA will promote this new crop while also helping struggling European tobacco farmers.

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