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Turkish Apiculture Research Center looking for partnerships for applying under HORIZON-CL6-2024-BIODIV-01-6 (Promoting pollinator friendly farming systems)project call


Profile Type
Technology offer
POD Reference
Term of Validity
8 January 2024 - 7 January 2025
Company's Country
Type of partnership
Research and development cooperation agreement
Targeted Countries
All countries
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Short Summary
Apiculture Research Center in Aegean Agricultural Research Institute, Turkiye, Looking for a consortium to join for applying HORIZON-CL6-2024-BIODIV-01-6 (Promoting pollinator friendly farming systems)project call
Full Description
Apiculture Research Center in the Turkish Agricultural Research Institute has been working on especially honey bees since 1965 and bumble bees since 2022. The center has long experience in the breeding and conservation of honey bees by rearing breeds and F1 queens by artificial insemination and natural mating in isolated island conditions), pollination studies at greenhouses, management techniques of colonies, investigation of performance and behavioral characteristics of honey bee colonies, control methods of honey bee pathogens by using genetic and molecular techniques, bee products and bumble bee management. The center has an important role in terms of pollination in the institute that working on the breeding of crops and horticulture on 2053 decares of open fields and 10,000 square meters of closed area (Greenhouses, fast-track breeding systems, and hydroponic) to develop varieties adapted to pollinator-friendly farming.

The institute has a range of products produced and transferred to the farmers and sectors. The research programmes under the departments of biodiversity and genetics (the National Gene Bank of Seed, 58,050 seed samples from 3,339 species, 36,700 IZ-coded herbarium samples from 141 families, and 1,374 mushroom samples), field crop (Barley, Wheat, Potatoes, Medicinal plants, Tobacco, Oilseeds, Forage crops, and Edible grain legume), horticulture (vegetables (tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, melon, lettuce, bean, cucumber, cauliflower), fruits (pomegranates, quinces, mandarins, troyer, almonds, sour cherries, green plums, European plums, Japanese plums, plum rootstocks), and ornamental plants), plant protection (rust diseases seen in cereal fields), the advanced R&D centers such as cereal rust diseases and apiculture research centers as well as supporting laboratory services (Plant Tissue Culture Center, Biotechnology Laboratory, and Technology (Quality) Laboratory) have been in service in institute since 1963.

The institute has also successfully led various projects about mainly breeding, development, and protection of honey bees and plants such as 71 pieces projects funded by TAGEM (Republic of Türkiye Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policies), 3 pieces projects funded by TUBITAK, and 16 pieces projects funded by private sector on the national platform, 2 pieces project funded by CIMMYT & FAO on the international platform. The institute is offering its strong competencies in new project partnerships within the call of HORIZON-CL6-2024-BIODIV-01-6 (Promoting Pollinator-Friendly Farming Systems).
Advantages and Innovations
-Knowledge, experience, and applications on the crop-farming system-pollinator relationship in combination with the interaction between crop, environment, and management
-Experiences in terms of identifying product characteristics that improve crop-pollinator interactions, participating in breeding activities, and carrying out studies for the development of pollinator-friendly varieties
-Land and technical staff capacity to undertake studies to facilitate the adoption of farm-pollinator-friendly practices
-Varieties of pollinator-friendly plant species outdoors and indoors (greenhouses)
-Modern equipment

-Large land uses and infrastructure

-Connection with municipalities, private cooperatives, and people education centers in the whole country to provide citizens` engagement and farmers 

-Capacity to organize regular festivals open to the public
Stage of Development
Concept stage
Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 2: Zero HungerGoal 13: Climate ActionGoal 15: Life on Land
IPR description
Agricultural Research Institute is looking for a consortium focusing on the call HORIZON-CL6-2024-BIODIV-01-6 (Promoting pollinator-friendly farming systems)

Partner Sought

Expected Role of a Partner
Agricultural Research Institute is looking for a consortium focusing on the call HORIZON-CL6-2024-BIODIV-01-6 (Promoting pollinator friendly farming systems)
Type and Size of Partner
R&D InstitutionUniversityBig company
Type of partnership
Research and development cooperation agreement

Call details

Coordinator required


Technology keywords
08002004 - Traceability of food07001006 - Pesticides
Market keywords
09005 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Animal Husbandry & Related Products
Sector Groups Involved
Targeted countries
All countries