Objective 1: Inventory and conservation
The genetic resources of potato, tomato, pepper, eggplant and their wild relatives present in key European and international genebanks will be catalogued for wider use in farming and breeding. In the project, a network of repositories will be established where the germplasm is conserved and distributed to stakeholders on request. Additionally, a web-based G2P-SOL gateway will be set up, where the information is centrally made available in a unified, systemized and user-friendly way.
Objective 2: Description and assessment
G2P-SOL will assess the genetic relationships, levels of diversity and extend of duplication in the collections and establish worldwide core collections, representing a large portion of the global genotypic and phenotypic variation for each of the four crops.
Objective 3: Pre-breeding
Important traits with regard to pathogen-, pest-, and abiotic stress resistance, as well as yield and quality from wild, non-adapted germplasm will be introduced into elite germplasm which is adapted to field conditions and food systems. These novel sources for variation will be used for pre-breeding, phenotyping and made available to end-users.
Objective 4: Dissemination, valorisation and training
All data and germplasm collected and produced during the project will be made publicly accessible through the G2P-SOL gateway. The cross-sectoral partners of G2P-SOL will organize workshops and training schools aimed at public and private sector breeders and farmers associations, in order to promote the inclusion of the genetic materials and the newly gained knowledge into breeding programmes and conservation practices.