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The DREAM consortium gathers a group of Mediterranean research institutes (INRA-MO, IMIDA, INRAE) universities (UNIBO, UMI), associations for applied research in organic agriculture (GRAB), a supplier of technology and services (AGROAPPS); and an end-users (ACP) from 5 different countries, representing both sides of the Mediterranean shores.

The DREAM consortium gathers a group of Mediterranean research institutes (INRA-MO, IMIDA, INRAE) universities (UNIBO, UMI), associations for applied research in organic agriculture (GRAB), a supplier of technology and services (AGROAPPS); and an end-users (ACP) from 5 different countries, representing both sides of the Mediterranean shores.

The range of latitudes covered by DREAM partners is very important for the project success as it allow to test the new agroecosystem in different environmental conditions, thus widening the potential impact of the project. Most importantly the Team, covers a wide range of multidisciplinary expertise such as agronomy and ecophysiology (UNIBO and INRA Mo,); plant genetics (UMI, UNIBO), plant metabolism and molecular biology (INRAE), plant health and protection (UMI, IMIDA, UNIBO), economic and environmental assessment (IMIDA), marketing strategies in agriculture (AGROAPPS), product storage, transformation and commercialization (ACP); sustainable crop management and organic farming (GRAB), ecosystem biodiversity assessment (UNIBO, IMIDA).
This complementary set of expertise covers well the agricultural value chain, from primary production to product marketing, thus allowing to reach the DREAM objectives. In fact, the range of expertise of the many key persons involved in DREAM will allow to design the agroecosystem considering a wide range of different genetic, biological, agronomic and practical aspects, and to evaluate it from a holistic point of view. Furthermore, the socio economic and marketing strategy experts will provide key information and tools to boost the implementation and diffusion of the system after the end of the project.
The DREAM multi-actor consortium will allow to cover a wide range of targets groups in the dissemination and communication of the project results, thus enhancing their future exploitation. While Universities and research institutes will more easily reach students and the scientific community at international level, extension services and end users can more easily reach consultants and farmers.