AAFC Agriculture and Agri-Food CANADA (third party free of charge)
AAFC is the Federal Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food in Canada.
AAFC will participate at MycoKey project as third party free of charge
, being involved in project's activity in strict cooperation with the Coordinator.
The vision of AAFC is to drive innovation and ingenuity to build a world leading agricultural and food economy for the benefit of all Canadians. AAFC provides leadership in the growth and the development of a competitive, innovative and sustainable Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector. Because of its core multidisciplinary capability and location at proximity to the regulators, Eastern Cereal and Oilseed Research Center (ECORC) is playing a leadership role in the investigation of mycotoxigenic fungi particularly in grain production using a full throttle multidisciplinary approach (fungal taxonomy, genomics, mycotoxin chemistry etc.) reaching out to other AAFC Centers (London) for complementary expertise. ECORC is unique in providing mycotoxin chemistry expertise in relationship to fungal disease resistance nationally. AAFC and ECORC has experience on Deoxynivalenol (cereals), Ochratoxin A and B (grapes and cereals). A fully equipped moleculer biology laboratory recently established and provides advanced capabilities for detection and identification of mycotoxigenic fungi.
AAFC will put at the disposal 7 scientists, Dr. Keith Seifert, Dr. Linda Harris , Dr. Thérèse Ouellet, Dr. Rajogopal Subramaniam , Dr. Allen Xue, Dr. Mark Sumarah
andDr. Michele Marcotte,
who will work together with the consortium in implementing mainly Work package 2 (i.e. Toxigenic Fungi and monitoring) in Task 2.2. AAFC will take care of barcoding of Aspergillus, Fusarium, Penicillium and Talaromyces species. Moreover, AAFC is also involved, but to a lesser extent, in Work packages 3 (i.e. MYCOTOXIN MONITORING), 4 (i.e. PREVENTION IN THE FIELD), 7 (i.e. ICT SOLUTIONS AND CHAIN MANAGEMENT) and 8 (i.e. COMMUNICATION, DISSEMINATION & EXPLOITATION).
As the participant Agriculture and Agri-Food in Canada (AAFC) is a department of the government of Canada, it is not allowed to follow EU law, hence H2020 grant agreement rules, but only Canadian law and international law when part of international agreements. For this reason, the only solution to keep its expertise in the consortium is to keep AAFC activities and tasks through a "USE OF IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES FREE OF CHARGE (art. 12)" under the coordinator CNR. Overall, envisaged expenditure amounts to 186.000 € of personnel and 62620 € of other direct costs.
Eastern Cereal and Oilseed Research Center
960 Carling Avenue
Edifice K.W. Neatby, Room 1093
Ottawa (ON) Canada K1A 0C6link