NARDI Fundulea cooperates with similar institutes from Europe, Asia, North and South America based on bilateral agreements. The involvement of Institute research department into international scientific system is achieved by scientific collaboration with international bodies such as: FAO, AIEA, CIMMYT, Eucarpia, ISTA, ISO, and participation at European scientific programmes (COST, COPERNICUS, GRESO, ADAM, COPBIL).
On an average, every year there are about 10 international programmes which involve more partners and about 45 bilateral collaborations, mainly for releasing wheat varieties and sunflower and maize hybrids. Annually, the institute is visited by many foreign experts as part of bilateral scientific collaborations.
International projects and bilateral projects
International projects in progress:
COST 860 (SUSVAR), Sustainable low-input cereal production: required varietal characteristics and crop diversity; co-workers: Austria, Switzerland, France, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Czech Republic, Spain, Finland, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia;
COST 851, Gametic cells and molecular breeding for crops improvement, coordinator: Great Britain, co-workers: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweeden, Switzerland;
ECO-NET, Modelling quality traits and their genetic variability for wheat, coordinator: France, co-workers: Hungary, Romania, Moldavia;
GRESO, Network study of some sunflower traits (diseases resistance, oil quality by the QTL and RILs analysis), coordinator: France/INRA, co-workers: research units from Romania, Bulgaria, Morocco, Ukraine, Israel;
COST 849, Management of parasite plants as part of sustainable farming, coordinator: Spain, co-workers: universities and research institutes from Germany, France, Italy, Denmark, Holland, Austria, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Israel, Hungary, Slovakia;
AIEA Project Vienna, Validation of thin layer chromatography methods for the determination of pesticide residues, coordinator: AIEA Vienna, co-workers: research units from Argentina, Brazil, Ghana, Mynamar, Nigeria, Romania, Sweden, Tanzania, Thailand, Hungary;
FAO experimentation network, Sunflower hybrids testing, coordinator: Romania/ARDI Fundulea, co-workers: research units, universities and private concerns from Europe, USA, Mexic, Argentina, Turkey, Egypt;
International experimentation under WWEERYT network, Testing of winter wheat cultivars and lines, coordinator: CIMMYT Turkey, co-workers: research units from the East and Middle countries of Europe.
Channel - Opening channels of communication between the Associated Candidate Countries and the EU in Ecological Farming (project SSA financed by FP6 of EU).
ADAM, France/INRA CNES, Development of utilization strategies of satellite data for decision support in the 21st century agriculture;
COPBIL, Greece, Advanced technologies for the study of water and acid stress impact on the main crops in Romania and Greece;
Joint breeding of sunflower hybrids, 21 collaborating institutions;
Joint breeding of winter wheat cultivars / Martonvasar Institute and Debrecen Institute - Hungary / CIMMYT Mexico & Turkey.
- ROMPNEEF - Pilot Network of Excellence in Romanian Eco-Farming Research (project SSA financed by FP6 of EU).
- ECOLOGICA - Development of Central data Bank on European level for the education of ecological farming advisers (Leonardo project).
Project application under examination:
Agronomic and Environment impacts of organic (ecological) farming systems in Romania and Greece. Development of prototype technology for improving organic (ecological) farming systems.