EVA Pepper Network

Pepper was selected as a fruit vegetable of significant interest to establish an EVA network. The EVA Pepper network builds on partners’ experience from recent or ongoing Horizon2020 projects LIVESEEDS, BRESOV and G2PSOL as well as the active ECPGR Solanaceae Working Group.  

Activities in the pepper network include field evaluations for agronomic traits in various geographic locations across Europe as well as tests for important diseases in controlled conditions. Pepper accessions will also be genotyped to provide data accessible to association studies. 

Countries involved

Network Partners

 CompanyGenebankResearch instituteCountryInstitute
1   Albania Institute of Plant Genetic Resources (Agricultural University of Tirana), Tirana
2     Armenia Scientific Center Vegetables and Industrial Crops, Daracert, Ararat marz
3     Belarus Институт генетики и цитологии Национальной Академии наук Беларуси, Minsk
4   Greece Hellenic Agricultural Organization - DEMETER, Institute of Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources (ELGO-Dimitra), Thessaloniki
5     Israel The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture
6     Italy Consorzio Sativa Societa Cooperativa Agricoloa, Cesena
7     Italy ISI Sementi SpA, Fidenza (PR)
8     Italy ESASEM Spa, Casaleone
9     Italy Tera Seeds srl cons, Gambettola, Forlì-Cesena
10     Italy La Semiorto Sementi, Lavorate di Sarno
11     Italy Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria, Pontecagnano
12     Netherlands Wageningen University and Research. Centre for Genetic Resources, The Netherlands, Wageningen
13     North Macedonia Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje
14   Serbia Institute for Vegetable Crops, Smederevska Palanka
15     Spain Semillas Fitó S.A., Barcelona


June 2021

The second annual meeting of the EVA Pepper network was held online on 14 June 2021. More information can be found here

June 2020

The first annual EVA Pepper project meeting, initially scheduled back-to-back with a meeting of the ECPGR Solanaceae Working Group in Pontecagnano, Italy, was held virtually on 9 June 2020. Twenty-two participants discussed the goals and workplans of the EVA Pepper network [more info]

Related Information

ECPGR Working Groups

Contact details

  • Sandra Goritschnig - EVA Coordinator   Email
The EVA project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food
and Agriculture for the period 2019-2023.