A European research project for the protection of fruit production + trade threats posed by fruit flies

Fruit Flies have been subjects of very extensive international research and development for decades, due to significant socioeconomic concerns to the devastating threats they pose to the global and European fruit production and trade.

The project aims to introduce “in silico” supported prevention, detection and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approaches for both new and emerging Fruit Flies, based on spatial modelling across a wide range of spatial levels, novel decision support systems, and new knowledge regarding biological traits of the target species, fruit trading and socioeconomics.

Having a deep understanding of all aspects of fruit fly invasion and recognizing the international dimension of the phenomenon, we have established a consortium of 21 partners (15 from EU, 2 from South Africa, 1 from Israel, USA, China, Australia) to work towards providing scientific answers and practical solutions for the whole range of stakeholders dealing in fruit production and trading in Europe and elsewhere.

FFIPM Bulletin

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EU funded project

University of Thessaly

COORDINATOR

71 scientists

21 partners

17 countries

48 months

EU funded project

71 scientists

21 partners

17 countries

48 months

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