Related Projects & Initiatives
The EU-funded projects below are all developing and exploiting measures against Xylella fastidiosa. Click on the project logos to see a short description of the project, or click on the links to visit the project websites.
BeXyl stands for ‘Beyond Xylella’ and means integrating different scientific approaches to propose and test practical solutions to manage Xylella fastidiosa outbreaks in the EU.
The project supports studies in basic and applied research on the drivers of Xf establishment in Europe, resistant plant varieties, new detection and surveillance systems, plant-microbiome treatments, the economic and social impact of the outbreaks.
National Xylella projects & resources
The nationally funded projects and resources below all focus on research or information-sharing about Xylella fastidiosa. Click on the logos to see a short description or click on the links to visit the websites.
The BRIGIT project builds the UK’s capability to prevent establishment of vector-borne plant pathogens and to increase our preparedness to respond should they be introduced.
The project consists of a consortium of 12 organisations across entomology, plant pathology, ecology, epidemiology, genomics, molecular biology and social sciences.
Non Xylella-specific projects & resources
Below you can find information on projects and initiatives not specifically focused on Xylella, but which are still of relevance/interest to the BIOVEXO project. Click on the logos to see a short description, or click on the links to visit the websites.
OLEAF4VALUE is a three-year project that will develop a complete valorization system for the olive leaf. 4,5 million tons of olive leaves are produced annually by the global olive oil industry, a key industry in southern Europe and along the Mediterranean coast (in Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Slovenia, and others).
This residual biomass presents a problem to both farmers and the whole olive oil industry as it must be removed from fields and olive oil mills. Currently, the solution is either to burn this biomass in the fields, feed it to cattle or, in some cases, use it in energy production via combustion.
OLEAF4VALUE has put together a competitive consortium of highly experienced partners devoted to the complete valorization of this new underexploited biomass. The consortium will address all the stages of the value chain: raw material, biorefining, post-extraction technologies, market validation, and sustainability assessment. OLEAF4VALUE will link the primary olive sector from southern Europe with large multinationals from the high valued competitive markets in a circular bioeconomy project.