EUFABA is an EU project (Febr. 2003- Jan. 2006) that aims to evaluate currently and previously grown faba bean varieties for characteristics of importance to sustainable agriculture and to apply novel methods of marker-assisted genetic improvement to construct enhanced faba bean genotypes. These plant materials will serve as parental lines for future variety development. Priority is given to the combination of increased yield, digestibility, nutritional quality and resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses, thus allowing for the production of a leguminous crop of high value in European crop rotations of low input and stable yields. 



This project is carried out with the financial support from the Commission of the European Communities (contract N° QLK5-CT-2002-02307), Directorate-General Research - Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources Program.

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Coordinator: Dr. Diego Rubiales   

Institute of Sustainable Agriculture – CSIC

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