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Date March / 2007 Valid May-2-2007
Organization full Plant Pathology Research Institute,
Agriculture Research Center, 12619 Contact person:
Organization Plant path. Res. Inst., Agric. Res. Title Professor Dr.
acronym Center (ARC)
Department Department of post harvest pathology / First Name Saneya
/Sector / Faculty plant Pathology Research Institute
Address Plan pathology research Institute/ARC Family Name EL-Neshawy
Postal code 12619 Telephone (+20) 202-5724893 / 5855911
City Giza Fax (+20) 202-5723146
Country Egypt E-mail email@example.com
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Former participation in EU research projects as Co-ordinator YES NO
PPOJECT IDEA: Coordination and support action (Novel technologies for post harvest handling and quality of citrus)
Title Coordination of Agricultural Research in the Mediterranean Acronym ERA- NET
Project type: Collaborative research
Call identification code: FP7- ERANET – 2007 - RTD
Topic addressed: Food, Agriculture, Fisheries, and Biotechnology- KBBE – 2007 – 1 -2- 07
Short description of the project idea: The project frame work will include cooperative work carried onto two
Title: Development of new technologies for improving post harvest handling and quality of citrus
First is to focus on handling and quality aspects of citrus through introducing advanced technological
methods of postharvest operations at the following sages:
• Pre harvest treatment
Second to focus on controlling post harvest infection of green and blue moulds caused by Penicillium spp. i.
e. P. digitatum and P. italicum respectively utilizing safe and effective alternatives to chemical fungicides.
To understand and elucidate the nature of penicillium infection to citrus, the following aspects should be
- The biochemical basis of penicillium host specify on citrus.
- The proliferation of resistance in the pathogen populations against fungicidal application on citrus after
The control strategy will include:
1. Applying antagonists microorganisms in packing house utilizing the yeast based- biological product(s)
(formulated product) against post harvest penicillium infection.
2. Achieving high and consistent efficacy of the biological products through conjunction with compatible
additives as low concentration of certain fungicides.
3. Applying GRAS compounds in packing house for reducing the development of green and blue mould-
decay in citrus.
4. Offering a viable strategy by which combinations of different alternative control methods, whose modes
of action complement one another, can effectively control post harvest decay of citrus.
5. Involvement of private sectors who utilize safety and quality analyses through EUREPGAP, HACCP, and
BRC,… for safety and quality.
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Keywords describing the Sustainable production and management of biological resources
from land, forest and aquatic environments:
project idea Biological resources Novel feeds
Biodiversity Novel plants
Genomics/Proteomics/Metabolomics Plant Health
Bioinformatics Animal Production and Welfare
Agriculture Animal husbandry
Forestry Vaccines and Diagnostics
Fisheries Organic production methods
Aquaculture Dairy Production
Horticulture Tracking and tracing
Fork to Farm: Food, health and well being
Consumer behaviour Potable/Safe Drinking Water
Functional Food Animal Feed
Nutrition Science Chemical Food Safety
Physiology Microbiological Food Safety
Food Technology New detection methods
Food Processing Risk Assessment
Packaging Food Chain Analysis/Management
Food Safety Pesticide/BioActive
Life sciences and biotechnology for sustainable non-food products and
Biomass production Wood-production
Bio-processes Waste Processing
Fibres (Wool, cotton, novel-bio-
PROFILE OF PARTNER SOUGHT:
Research Organisation University SME Private sectors as companies
and exporters of citrus
Role to cover in the project
technology development research training
dissemination demonstration other
Country / Region : Egypt Middle East
Start of collaboration
Start-up phase Mid-term End-phase
Expertise required: Partners with expertise in:
1- Development and formulation of yeast based – biological products.
2- Biochemical structures and analysis.
3- Assessment of post harvest losses in citrus crops and modeling of postharvest system.
4- EUREPGAP, GHP, HACCP, BRC analysis for safety and quality.
5- Risk assessment of fungicidal and biofungicidal use
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