The Partners

BREEDCAFS is a collaborative research project and its consortium includes representatives from the different parties of the international coffee value chain:

Industry

Industry (including SME) is at the center of this project. Industry participation, involvement and implementation of specific activities dedicated to validation (on-farm experiments WP3), demonstration and validation (WP4), promotion and dissemination (WP5) will enable translation of the project results into marketable products. The work in WP1 and WP3 will
facilitate the exchange of knowledge and best practices between academia and industry, benefiting the development or optimization of project solutions. The platform dialogues in WP4 will be used not only to test solutions in real conditions, but will provide an excellent opportunity for companies to get in contact with farmers seeking solutions for a supply of coffee product with attributes of traceability, sustainability, and quality. Results generated in the project will be assessed in terms of IPR and whether necessary protection of the result is required.

Illy Caffè - Breedcafs partner
Eurofins - Breedcafs partner
RWTH Aachen University | BREEDCAFS partner
NOVA-ID-FCT | Breedcafs partner
Arizona State University | BREEDCAFS project
INSTITUT-DE-RECHERCHE-AGRICOLE-POUR-LE-DEVELOPPEMENT-(IRAD) | BREEDCAFS partner
KOBENHAVNS-UNIVERSITET-(UCPH)-breedcafs partner
Max lank Institute | BREEDCAFS partner

Academy

The ample academic expertise allows the consortium to cover very different academic areas with very high standards, from fundamental research to technology transfer, e.g. genomics, ecophysiology, molecular physiology, agro forestry, data management, model design as well as economics, sociology, sustainable development, ethics, etc. This allows the consortium to cover science-related issues, but also issues related to international governance for coffee production and distribution, local development and ethics.

IRD | Breedcafs project
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Montpellier University - BREEDCAFS partner

Farmers

Third-country farmer will be associated with the project thanks to existing contacts of various partners.

Policy Advisors

These organizations will play an important role in connecting with farmers, policy makers and members of coffee professional organizations at the global level.

WORLD COFFEE RESEARCH | Breedcafs partner
FUNDACION-NICAFRANCE-breeedcafs partner
SNV | Breedcafs partner

Governance

Cristina SORIANI

Officer | European Commission

André CHARRIER

Member of the Association for Science and Information on Coffee Former Professor of Breeding (Ecole Nationale Agronomique, Montpellier)

Herbert VAN DER VOSSEN

Member of the Association for Science and Information on Coffee International consultant on coffee breeding

Clément CHENOST

Investment and technical director Moringa partnership, Rothshild Bank

Imelda PERALTA

Manager of Caja Rural (Nicaragua)

Timothy SCHILLING

Director | WCR

Daniel BARTHELEMY

Department Director | CIRAD

Valérie VERDIER

Director of IPME Research Unit | IRD

Charles SPILLANE

Professor | NUIG Galway

Augusto Manuel CORREIA

Professor | NOVA ID

Christian LUND

Professor | IFRO – University of Copenaghen

Furio SUGGI LIVERANI

Director of Research and Innovation | ILLY

Benoît BERTRAND

Project Coordinator
CIRAD

Hervé ETIENNE

Deputy Coordinator
Cirad

Virginie AMELINE

Financial Manager
CIRAD

Olivier PIERRE

Project Manager
CIRAD

Anders RAEBILD

WP1
University of Copenaghen

Ronan SULPICE

WP2
NUI Galway

Aske SKOVMAND BOSSELMANN

WP3
University of Copenaghen

Emmanuel BEJAR

WP4
Country Director SNV Nicaragua and Honduras

Luciano NAVARINI

WP5
Illy

Benoît BERTRAND

WP6
CIRAD

Hervé ETIENNE

WP7
CIRAD