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Project Title : Valorising grape varieties from the Pyrenean Piedmont
Duration : 2016-2019
Coordination : IFV
Status IFV : Coordinator

Summary :
The wine market is becoming more and more worldwide and more competitive and companies from the wine sector need to innovate to stay in the race. The Pyrenean vineyards have a very high biodiversity and constitute a tremendous heritage.

From the roman times to the Saint Jacques de Compostelle pilgrimages, vineyards in the area of French and Spanish borders in the Pyrenees are very diverse and present a number of varieties.
Although there are numerous conservatories for vine cultivars, this valuable genetic heritage is in danger of being lost.

Some wild varieties only present in some conservatories or ancient vineyards could be revalorised on the market in order to answer specific demands, for high quality wines or bring more complexity to standard wines. Some of these varieties could well be better adapted to climate change.

VALOVITIS proposes several actions :
•    Participative inventory of the vine genetic resources in the project’s territory
•    Evaluation of their sanitary state and implementation of a conservation plan in existing conservatories
•    Evaluation of agronomic, technologic and aromatic properties
•    Knowledge transfer to the wine sector, selection sector and nurseries

Website (in French or Spanish)

Fanny Prezman

Projets auxquels participe l’IFV


Project Title : PEsticide Reduction using Friendly and Environmentally Controlled Technologies
Funding : LIFE
Duration : September 2018 – August 2022
Coordination :  Fundación Centro de Estudios Ambientales del Mediterráneo (CEAM)
Status IFV : Partner

Summary :

The project aims to demonstrate the reduction of the environmental contamination of pesticides and their metabolites in the air in order to decrease of the pesticide risk for fauna, flora and humans.

This general objective leads to the following specific objectives:

  • To demonstrate the reduction of quantity of pesticide sprayed using recent Optimal Volume Rate Adjustment tools (OVRA) without affecting the efficacy of applications, both in citrus, with the ‘CitrusVol’ tool, and vineyards, with the ‘Dosaviña’ tool.
  • To demonstrate the reduction of quantity of pesticides in the atmosphere using developed drift reducing tools ‘TOPPS-PROWADIS drift evaluation tool’ and ‘Air-assisted sprayer vertical pattern tool’, and drift reducing techniques (low-drift nozzles, deflectors, etc.). .
  • To improve the knowledge of farmers, agricultural technicians, administration and governments about Optimal Volume Rate Adjustment and drift reduction tools to achieve an environmentally sustainable production.
  • To obtain a procedure for pesticides application with low emissions to the atmosphere and therefore with low impact over environment and people.
  • To modify, demonstrate and validate that an instrument developed through former Life project can be used for the direct measurements of pesticide in the air, including a business plan for its future exploitation.
  • To identify chemicals or secondary contaminants from the atmospheric degradation of pesticides and compounds used in their formulation that pose further health and environmental hazard due to their higher toxicity.
  • To identify chemicals and biomarkers of exposure in biological samples to have a better knowledge of their concentrations and to protect human health.
  • To promote the implementation of the Directive 2009/128/EC in Mediterranean Countries to achieve sustainable use of pesticides and to ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment according to REACH.

IFV’s will participate in the project’s activities bringing the expertise of the Ecotech unit, specilised in spraying issues.

Xavier Delpuech




Project Title : Connecting Thematic Networks as Knowledge Reservoirs: towards a European Agricultural Knowledge Innovation Open Source System
Funding : H2020 RUR-15
Duration : January 2019- December 2020
Coordination :  University of Ghent
Status IFV : Partner (Third party of ACTA)

Summary :
EURAKNOS aims to boost the compilation of knowledge ready for practice by intensifying interaction between various agri-food or forestry networks thereby maximising outputs for practitioners.

The project focuses on widening existing thematic network outputs in an interactive way, both content-wise and in terms of geographical coverage, and avoiding duplication with the existing networks. Cross-fertilisation will be organised among countries, regions and production systems. EURAKNOS will tackle the data management with a view to ensure sustainability of these knowledge networks and maximise their outputs for end-users. To this end, EURAKNOS aims to stimulate the exchange of existing approaches, methodologies and tools between the different multi-actor thematic networks and EIP-Agri operational groups and search for a harmonised approach.

This project will also explore the end users’ needs and possibilities of setting-up a European agricultural knowledge and innovation open source system that may connect all Thematic Networks.

IFV’s brings its experience of the thematic network Winetwork, dedicated to compiling scientific and practical knowledge on two main diseases in the vineyard (flavescence dorée and grape trunk diseases).

Eric Serrano


Project Title : Accelerating Innovative practices for Spraying Equipment, Technologies and Applications in European agriculture through the mobilization of Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems
Funding : H2020
Duration : 2018-2020
Coordination : Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Agricultural Machinery Unit)
Status IFV : Partner

Summary :
The main objective of INNOSETA is to set up an Innovative self-sustainable Thematic Network on Spraying Equipment, Training and Advising (SETA)  to contribute in closing the gap between the available novel high-end crop protection solutions either commercial or from applicable research results with the everyday European agricultural practices by promoting effective exchange of novel ideas and information between research, industry, extension and the farming community so that existing research and commercial solutions can be widely communicated, while capturing grassroots level needs and innovative ideas from the farming community.

INNOSETA focuses on

  • Synthesizing research results and industrial products available on the market on spraying equipment, training and advising (SETA).
  • Assessing farmers’ needs, innovative ideas and interests of best practices for spraying technologies and diffusion of these innovations within the social systems
  • Generating interactive and multi-actor innovation at regional level, supporting cross-border collaboration and ensuring the sustainability and links of the interregional multi-actor network on SETA with the EIP-AGRI and other EU wide initiatives. In this WP, recommendations, practice abstract required by the EIP-AGRI and policy briefs on SETA will be produced.
  • Setting up the “SETA Platform” supporting the creation of a SETA virtual Community
  • Conducting interactive dissemination activities

This project involves 14 partners including different academic centers such as l’Institut Français de la Vigne et du Vin (France), the University of Torino (Italy) or the Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Belgium) and associations such as the European Agricultural Machinery (CEMA), the European Association of Farmers (COPA-COGECA) or the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA). The Spanish farmer association UPA also participates at the national level.

Sébastien Codis





Project Title : Networking European Farms to Enhance Cross Fertilisation and Innovation Uptake through Demonstration
Funding : H2020 –RUR 12 ( Rural Renaissance – Fostering innovation and business opportunities)
Duration : January 2018-january 2022
Coordination : ACTA
Status IFV : Partner (Third party of ACTA)

Summary :
NEFERTITI is a unique project that establishes 10 thematic networks bringing together regional clusters (hubs) of demo-activities and the involved actors. The project focuses on creating added value from the interactive exchange of knowledge and technical content among farmers and AKIS actors (Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems) in order to:
o    boost innovation;
o    improve peer to peer learning and
o    improve network connectivity between farming actors over Europe.

A monitoring and learning program supports the systematic extraction of lessons learnt, lessons to be shared with wide audiences including AKIS actors and public authorities. A web based platform unlocks the experience, actors, demonstration details and the related content for wide spread sharing, enhanced by dedicated production of relevant material in each language of the project ’partner

The overall objective of NEFERTITI is to establish an EU-wide highly connected network of well-specified demonstration and pilot farms, which is designed to enhance thematic knowledge exchanges, cross fertilisation among actors and efficient innovation uptake in the farming sector through peer-to-peer demonstration of techniques.
To achieve this goal, project will achieve the following objectives:
At the support level:
o    Developing Dynamic Action Plans by identifying the needs of demonstration actors and networks in terms of knowledge and know-how for networks ‘activities taking into account the diversity of EU AKIS.
o    Supporting cycles of demo-activities and peer-to-peer learning in the regional hubs that will be established involving all relevant AKIS actors. OB is aimed at learning by doing on how to improve uptake of knowledge among farmers and improve science-practice interactions;
o    Establishing a web-based platform including knowledge reservoirs related to demo-activities including ready-to-use knowledge from other national, EU and EIP related projects organised by themes and sectors.

At the coordination level:
o    Establishing and sustaining interactive thematic networks at regional, national and EU levels by sectors and themes (and with the EIP related projects/landscape) to boost knowledge exchanges and cross fertilisation;
o    Fostering the learning process of all actors involved in demo-activitiesthroughout the networks to identify best practices for demonstrations and interactivity between demonstrations on similar themes over Europe;
o    Improving the policy dialogue and networking the regional European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF) managing authorities to ensure the network sustainability;
o    Promoting effective use of demo-and network activities by communicating and disseminating the practical oriented outcomes adapted at local level.

ACTA, Association de Coordination Technique Agricole (France) will lead the NEFERTITI project where 25 partners from Academia, Farmers’ association, Research center, extension services from across Europe will work together on this 4-year extensive project.

IFV’s role is to coordinate a thematic network on “pesticide use reduction in the production of grapes, fruits and vegetables”. 

Fanny Prezman

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Project Title : Innovative low impact distribution system for sparkling wine
Duration : January 2017-july 2019
Coordination : CG INDUSTRY
Status IFV : Partner

Summary :
Ecofass-Vin is a collaborative project for developing a innovative solution for storing and distributing local and regional wines. The project is coordinated by a French SME (CG Industry), and 5 partners are contributing (3 swiss, 2 French) and cover the whole value chain to develop and distribute this solution.
The Swiss vineyard covers 14820 hectares mainly constituted by Chasselas grape cultivated by small wineries. This old cultivar is emblematic of the regions’ terroir.
The Swiss Chasselas wine is sparking and needs adapted conditioning systems. CGindustry, a company specialized in plastic containers and food industry, who has developed an innovative conditioning system for the beer industry (“Ecofass”) wants to adapt this system to the wine industry. The idea is to provide a sustainable and environmentally friendly conditioning system. The system aims to preserve the quality of the wines and use less sulfites.
Under the supervision of the Changins School and the “Ecole Hotelière de Lausanne” in Switzerland and with the environmental evaluation expertise of the French Wine and Vine Institute (IFV), CG industry wants to develop, with BIBARIUM company specialised in Bag-in-boxes conditionning, this promising solution to reduce distribution costs and environmental impacts.
IFV’s role is to improve and validate the ecobalance of the whole production and distribution chain, and transfer the results to the French Savoie and Jura vineyards

Sophie Penavayre



Project Title : High resolution study of viticultural adaptation and mitigation scenarios
Funding : LIFE Environment (LIFE13 ENV/FR/001512)
Duration : 5 years (July 2014 – June 2019)
Coordination : Université Rennes 2/ CNRS
Status IFV : Partner

Summary :

In the current context of climate change, the wine industry is facing multiple challenges, including adapting its practices and reducing greenhouse gas emissions related to its activities.

In response to these challenges, recognising the need to assess climate and its impact on viticulture at the vineyard scale, the LIFE-ADVICLIM project aims to study climate change adaptation and mitigation scenarios for a range of vineyards which represent the climatic diversity of European wine regions.

The LIFE-ADVICLIM project will develop climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies which can be adapted to European wine regions, and demonstrate their application at the vineyard scale. The project’s measurement network and web platform will enable wine producers to assess the impacts of climate change on their plots, simulate adaptation scenarios, and measure the greenhouse gas emissions related to their practices.
These technologies are being tested on demonstration sites in five European vineyards regions: Cotnari, Rheingau, Bordeaux, Sussex and Val de Loire, thanks to funding from the European Life programme.

Sophie Penavayre




Project Title : EU-CHINA Lever for IPM Demonstration
Funding : H2020 – SFS3b
Duration : 2015-2019
Coordination : INRA
Status IFV : Partner (Third party of ACTA)

Summary :

EUCLID is a four-year Research and Innovation Action funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020.

The overall objective is to secure food production for the increasing worldwide population while developing sustainable production methodologies to fight pests with an Integrated Pest Management approach (IPM), to be used in European and Chinese agriculture.

EUCLID research activity aims at developing more sustainable pest management methods in Europe and China in order to reduce the negative effects of pesticides on human health and the environment, to reduce economic losses in agriculture, and to provide scientific support to EU and China policies.

Tomatoes, leaf vegetables and grapes are the main crops of research, due to their economic relevance in the targeted markets; however, research outcomes will also have an impact on other crops. In addition, the project will consider the entire food product chain from agriculture to the final consumers.

The project is structured in three Research & Development workpackages (WP1, WP2, WP3), one demonstration workpackage (WP4), one workpackage dedicated to dissemination (WP5) and a workpackage devoted to project management (WP6).

The EUCLID project consortium is formed by 18 partners from 7 countries, which have been selected as to integrate in the project different experiences, including universities, research institutions, SMEs, retailers, in order to reach a variety of stakeholders such as farmers, consumers, policy-makers, scientists and entrepreneurs.

David Lafond



Project Title : No Agro-Waste : Innovative approaches to turn agricultural waste into ecological and economic assets.
Funding : H2020- Waste 7
Duration : 2016-2020
Coordination : INRA
Status IFV : Partner

Summary :

Driven by a “near zero-waste” society requirement, the goal of NoAW project is to generate innovative efficient approaches to convert growing agricultural waste issues into eco-efficient bio-based products opportunities with direct benefits for both environment, economy and EU consumer. To achieve this goal, the NoAW concept relies on developing holistic life cycle thinking able to support environmentally responsible R&D innovations on agro-waste conversion at different TRLs, in the light of regional and seasonal specificities, not forgetting risks emerging from circular management of agro-wastes (e.g.contaminants accumulation).

By involving all agriculture chain stakeholders in a territorial perspective, the project will:
•    develop innovative eco-design and hybrid assessment tools of circular agro-waste management strategies and address related gap of knowledge and data via extensive exchange through the Knowledge exchange Stakeholders Platform,
•    develop breakthrough knowledge on agro-waste molecular complexity and heterogeneity in order to upgrade the most widespread mature conversion technology (anaerobic digestion) and to synergistically eco-design robust cascading processes to fully convert agro-waste into a set of high added value bio-energy, bio-fertilizers and bio-chemicals and building blocks, able to substitute a significant range of non-renewable equivalents, with favourable air, water and soil impacts and
•    get insights of the complexity of potentially new, cross-sectors, business clusters in order to fast track NoAW strategies toward the field and develop new business concepts and stakeholders platform for cross-chain valorisation of agro-waste on a territorial and seasonal basis.

Valérie Lempereur




Project Title : Transnational cooperation project for the promoting the conservation and protection of the natural heritage in the wine sector in the South West of Europe.
Duration : 01/07/2016 – 30/06/2019
Coordination : INGACAL (Spain)
Status IFV : Partner

Summary :

Water consumption for cleaning wineries and treating winery effluents is an important issue. Vineyards require moderate use of fertilisers with adequate input of organic matter, nitrogen, phosphorus and oligoelements. The use of mineral fertilisers represents a high cost for vine growers, along with their potential impact on the soil and water quality.

WETWINE aims to help to solve effluent treatment in wine industries, through an innovative pilot, combining anaerobic digestion (methanisation) with planted filters for effluent treatment. The objective is to promote the valorisation and use of the territories’ resources and recycle effluents as a fertilizer in order to reduce the impact of the wine production on the natural environment.

The expected impacts of the project are :

  • Valorising winery effluents and limiting the emissions and contaminations of soil and water (valorization of 90% of effluents)
  • The WETWINE system and the fertiliser obtained will reduce 90% of the impact of the wineries in the SUDOE territory
  • Direct transfer of the results to the main wine production areas of the SUDOE zone (ie Rioja, Douro, Rias Baixas, Pays d’Oc).

Although the characteristics of wine effluents vary from a winery to another and depend on their activity and type of production, a common solution for treating effluents makes sense. It will be necessary to adapt the parameters of conception and functioning to each winery. The fertilizer obtained will also depend on the activity of the winery. In this sense, transnational cooperation will be necessary to adapt a solution to a common problem to each specific situation.

Laure Gontier
Thierry Dufourcq