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Opportunities (Alliances/Collaboration/Cooperation)


In accordance with the institutional policy, the development of varieties with high adaptation to the conditions of our country constitutes the necessary platform for the incorporation of currently available technologies of high added value that may be introduced very dynamically, as another tool for improvement.


INIA’s policy on strategic alliances is open, guaranteeing free access to different technologies that are considered relevant from the point of view of productivity, sustainability of the systems or diversification of the markets. In this respect, alliances are being established with research groups of excellence for the introgression of genes of interest using genetic transformation techniques in breeding programs. The progress made in understanding the genes involved in the perception of pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) leads to a rapid activation of defense mechanisms in plants. The resistance gene from Arabidopsis thaliana is being inserted into local genotypes of potato and tomato to evaluate their performance regarding Ralstonia solanacearum and Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis, respectively.



INIA - Institute Pasteur Montevideo Joint Unit
This Unit is formed by both institutions with the purpose of optimizing scientific-technical exchange and achieving a space of full integration of their working teams. The Joint Unit will be the expression of the will of cooperation and integration of both institutions, having as its work objective to develop three joint development programs, one of them related to applied genomics in agriculture, another to animal health and the third one to the area of bio-inputs.
The Platform for Use of Emerging Technologies (UTE) seeks to promote the development and use of emerging technologies to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of agriculture, taking advantage of the integrated development of biotechnology, nanotechnology, precision farming and ICTs. Working on phosphate solubilizing microorganisms for their application in agriculture was established as a priority for regional cooperation with the goal of overcoming the limitations of the region in the production of fertilizers by leveraging the existing capabilities of the different countries.
BiotecSojaSur I and II
Integrated genomics approach in the MERCOSUR to study genes useful for the improvement of soybean for resistance to biotic and abiotic stress. BiotecSojaSur projects are regional projects carried out by research institutions in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, whose main objective is the identification of genes and markers useful for the improvement of soybean for resistance to biotic and abiotic stress, particularly drought.