Symposium on Sunflower and Climate Change

The International Symposium on Sunflower and Climate Change was organized in the frame of the SUNRISE project, by INRA Toulouse (Institut National de Recherche en Agronomie) and the French technical c...

In brief

In an unprecedented effort - 8 years project, investment of €21m, 16 partners including 9 public laboratories with a specific investment of INRA, 6 companies involved in sunflower breeding and the ...

The Project

In a context of climate changes and of world increasing demand for oilseed production, it is crucial to improve resistance to drought and yields of sunflower crops in such conditions. To improve ge...

In Brief

The SUNRISE (SUNflower Resources to Improve yield Stability in a changing Environment) project has 3 mains objectives

  • To improve oil production in a sustainable manner and in conditions adapted to climate change
  • To understand genetic and molecular mechanisms controlling the physiology and the development of the plant in order to predict hybrids’ characteristics
  • To develop tools and methods to better control sunflowers cultures

The SUNRISE project gathers 16 public and private partners

  • 9 public research laboratories
  • 6 private seeds companies
  • 1 technical institute

An 8 years project (2012-2020) with an investment of € 21M