FAO/CIHEAM NETWORK ON NUTS

 


ORIGIN
PRESENT DESIGNATION
TYPE OF ACTION
CO-ORDINATION STRUCTURE AND TOPICS ADDRESSED
PARTICIPATION STRUCTURE
FUTURE AND RECENT ACTIVITIES
RESULTS AND IMPACT
PUBLICATIONS (Nucis Newsletter, Proccedings, inventories, Desciptors)


ORIGIN

GREMPA (Groupe de Recherches Méditerranéennes pour l'Amandier - Pistachier, Group of Mediterranean Research on Almond and Pistachios) Working Group has been co-ordinated by CIHEAM since the seventies. GREMPA work is mainly based on study and improvement of genetic resources with a Mediterranean origin.

Furthermore, FAO created in 1990 a Network on Nuts

In 1996 an agreement was signed for the creation of the Inter-regional Research Network on Nuts, in which CIHEAM, FAO-REUR (Europe) and FAO-RNE (North Africa and the Middle East) participate. This Network is one of the networks of the European System of Cooperative Research Networks in Agriculture (ESCORENA). The Network collaborates frequently with ISHS and Bioversity International.

 

PRESENT DESIGNATION

FAO/CIHEAM INTER-REGIONAL RESEARCH NETWORK ON NUTS

TYPE OF ACTION

CO-ORDINATION STRUCTURE AND TOPICS ADDRESSED

Network Co-ordinator: M. ROVIRA
IRTA 
CENTRO DE MAS DE BOVER 
DPTO. DE ARBORICULTURA MEDITERRANEA 
P.O. BOX 415 
43200 - REUS  (TARRAGONA) 
SPAIN 
Tlf: 34 77 343252 
Fax: 34 77 344055 
E-mail: Merce.Rovira@irta.es 
Almond: Refer to:
F. VARGAS
IRTA 
CENTRO DE MAS DE BOVER 
DPTO. DE ARBORICULTURA MEDITERRANEA 
P.O. BOX 415 
43200 - REUS  (TARRAGONA) 
SPAIN 
Tlf: 34 77 343252 
Fax: 34 77 344055 
E-mail: francisco.vargas@irta.es 
Hazelnut: A.I. KÖKSAL
UNIVERSITY OF ANKARA 
FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE 
DEPT. OF HORTICULTURE 
06110 - ANKARA 
TURKEY 
Tlf: 90312 3170550 
Fax: 90312 3473666 
E-mail: jkoksal@agri.ankara.edu.tr
Pistachio: B. EROL AK
DEPARTMENT OF HORTICULTURE
FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE 
UNIVERSITY OF HARRAN
TURKEY
TEL. 90- 414 247 26 97 
FAX: 90- 414 247 44 80 / 31 28
E-mail: beak@harran.edu.tr
Chestnut:  GIANCARLO BOUNOUS 
UNIVERSITÁ DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
DIPARTAMENTO DI COLTURE ARBOREE
CATTEDRA DI ARBORICULTURA 
VIA LEONARDO DA VINCI, 44. 
10095 GRUGLIASCO (TO)
ITALY. 
Tlf 39- 011 6708653
Fax: 39- 011 6708658. 
E-mail: bounous@agraria.unito.it 
Stone Pine: 

SVEN MUTKE
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIÓN FORESTAL CIFOR
INIA - Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria
MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
Carretera de La Coruña km 7,5
28040 Madrid
SPAIN
Tlf (+34) 91 347 68 74
Fax (+34) 91 347 67 67
E-Mail:mutke@inia.es  

Genetic Resources: IGNACIO BATLLE 
IRTA 
CENTRO DE MAS DE BOVER 
DPTO. DE ARBORICULTURA MEDITERRANEA 
P.O. BOX 415 
43200 - REUS  (TARRAGONA) 
SPAIN 
Tlf: 34 77 343252 
Fax: 34 77 344055 
E-mail: Ignasi.Batlle@irta.es 
Economics: LUIS MIGUEL ALBISU
DIPUTACION GENERAL DE ARAGON (DGA) 
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AFROALIMENARIA-(CITA). UNIDAD DE ECONOMIA Y SOCIOLOGIA AGRARIAS 
P.O. BOX 727 
50080 - ZARAGOZA 
SPAIN 
Tlf: 34 76 716355 
Fax: 34 76 716335  
E-mail: albisu@mizar.csic.es

FAO:

MARIA KADLECIKOVA
FAO SUB-REGIONAL OFFICE FOR
CENTRAL EUROPE AND EASTERN EUROPE
BENCZUR UTCA 34,
H-1068 BUDAPEST
HUNGARY
Tlf: +36-1-4612020
Fax: +36-1-3517029
E-mail: FAO-SEUR@fao.org

CIHEAM

DUNIXI GABIÑA
INSTITUTO AGRONOMICO MEDITERRANEO DE ZARAGOZA (IAMZ)
AV. MONTAÑANA 1005
50059 ZARAGOZA
SPAIN
Tlf: 34 976 716000
Fax: 34 976 716001
E-mail: gabina@iamz.ciheam.org

PARTICIPATION STRUCTURE

Researchers and members of the following institutions take part in this network.

Algeria

Univ.Djelfa

France

INRA Bordeaux

Greece

Institute of Pomology, Naoussa, Agricultural Univiversity of Athens, TEI Kalamatas, NAGREF

Italy

University of Torino, ICA, Bari, Cagliari, Palerma, Pisa, ISF Rome

Portugal

Estaçao Nacional Fruticultura, Alcobaça

Morocco

INRA Meknès, ENA Meknès

Spain

IRTA Tarragona, CITA Zaragoza, CSIC Murcia, INIA Madrid

Tunisia

INRAT Tunis, INAT Tunis, Institut de l'Olivier Sfax

Turkey Universities of Çukurova, Ankara, Izmir, Harran, Gaziantep, FAO

FAO

 

The European Commission often participates in the activities of the network.

RECENT AND FUTURE ACTIVITIES


- XV The VI International Symposium on Almonds and Pistachios
, which will be held in Murcia (Spain), from 27 to 31 May 2013. More information at: http://www.cebas.csic.es/almond_pistachio_2013

  - AGROPINE - International Meeting on Mediterranean Stone Pine for Agroforestry. Valladolid (Spain), 17-19 November 2011 -

 - Castanea 2009: 1st European Congress on Chestnut, October 14-16, 2009, Cuneo (Italy).

- 5th International Symposium on Pistachios and Almonds. October06-10th, 2009. Sanliurfa – Turkey

- 7 th International Congress on Hazelnut, 23rd-27 th June, 2008, Viterbo, Italy. Organised by Università degli Studi della Tuscia, ISHS, Centro Studi e Ricerche sul Nocciolo and CeFAS
http://www.hazelnut2008.it/

- XIV GREMPA Meeting of the Mediterranean Research Group for Almond and Pistachio. Athens, Greece 30 th March-4 th April, 2008. Organised by the Agricultural University of Athens, NAGREF, Technological Education Inst. of Kalamatas, FAO and CIHEAM

- Publication of the Descriptors for Hazelnut (Corylus avellana L.) by Bioversity International. 2008.

- Tribute to F. Monastra in Messina, Sicily (Italy), November 2007

- Publication of the Descriptors for Hazelnut (Corylus avellana L.) by Bioversity International, 2008

- Fourth International Symposium on Pistacho and Almonds, Teheran (Irán), May 2005.

- 5th International Walnut Symposium. Sorrento (Italy), 9-13 November 2004.Organisedunder the Patronage of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Policies (MiPAF) and the National Council of Research (CNR) of Italy. The CIHEAM has collaborated in the organisation through the FAO-CIHEAM Network on Nuts.

- III ISHS International Symposium on Chestnut. Chaves, Portugal, 20 – 23 October 2004. Sessions were held on Chestnut Growing. General Reports, Economy and Marketing, Biology, Physiology and Ecology, Breeding, Genetics and Plant Development, Orchard and Forest Management, Harvest and Post-Harvest Storage, and Plant Protection. (http://www.utad.pt/eventos/chestnutcongress/)

- VI International Congress on Hazelnut. Reus-Tarragona, Spain, 14-18 June 2004. The Congress was organised by the Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries (IRTA) – Centre Mas Bové in collaboration with the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) and the FAO-CIHEAM Nut Network. Sessions were onGermplasm and Genetic, Biology and Physiology, Propagation, Orchard Management, Pest and Diseases, Post Harvest, Health and nuts, Industry, Marketing, Crop and International Price Prediction and Economics. The Congress was attended by 125 participants from 20 countries. A total amount of 107 scientific papers were presented in this Congress, 43 as oral communications and 64 as posters.

- XIII GREMPA Meeting. Mirandela, Portugal, 2-5 June 2003. Scientific Sessions were held on Cultivars/Rootstocks/Breeding/Flowering/Pollination/Fruit set/Pests and diseases/ Harvesting/Marketing/Industry, Orchard management and Physiology/ Biology/Biotechnology. The Meeting had 74 participants from Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, France, Greece, Iran, Italy, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey and USA

- Publication of Chestnut and Walnut Inventories on research, germplasm and references. (FAU REU Technical Series nº 65 and 66).

- Publication in Options Méditerranéennes of the Proceedings of the "XIII GREMPA Meeting on Pistachios and Almonds". June, 2003, Mirandela, Portugal.


RESULTS AND IMPACT

Different results have been obtained from activities carried out within the framework of this network, from the more or less informal exchange of information to the different publications and the development of a large-scope research project. Since 1990, over 30 meetings on nut tree crops, genetic resources and economics have been organized, alone or jointly with other institutions like ISHS, IPGRI, etc.
Through the network activities, almost all researchers working on nuts in the Mediterranean have been located, and considerable knowledge of their concerns, priorities, programmes and work infrastructures has been gained. A database with their complete addresses and specialist subjects is available at IAMZ.

These exchange activities of the network take place through bilateral contacts, particularly through scientific colloquia such as the GREMPA meetings and through the NUCIS Newsletter, which has become the Newsletter of reference within the field of nuts.
This preliminary knowledge-seeking work has led to a second stage of exchange, prospection and study of the genetic material of nuts in the Mediterranean region.

PUBLICATIONS

INFORMATION BULLETIN

Fourteen issues of the NUCIS Newsletter, the information bulletin of the Network on Nuts, have been published. Each edition had 1.200 copies to 1.400 copies.
The publication on paper is mainly oriented towards Network participants and experts from the South and East Mediterranean. The Newsletter is sent to a mailing list of more than 1000 subscribers.

PROCEEDINGS

The specific proceedings of the Network on Nuts are the following:

INVENTORIES

These publications are an inventory of the germplasm of each species kept in the main research institutions and also a survey on the ongoing research in the main producing countries. This survey is structured in different sections: the resource (statistics, sanitary problems, storage and processing, chestnut or marron), genetic resources, research projects, researchers and selected bibliography. The information published was provided by scientists involved in chestnut and walnut research worldwide.

DESCRIPTORS


PUBLICATIONS ISSUED ON THE RESEARCH PROJECT


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IAMZ-CIHEAM
Av. Montañana 1005
50059 Zaragoza, Spain
Fax: 34 976 716 001
E-mail: iamz@iamz.ciheam.org


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