Food & Biotechnology

Domestication of the Maqui Crop

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In mid-2011, Fundación Chile in conjunction with the Universidad de Talca, the Bayas del Sur and Surfrut agro industry companies, and local producers, were awarded the FONDEF project “Screening of genetic material and development of managing techniques for the maqui (Aristotelia chilensis) to improve the offer of exportable and agro industrial raw material”. This will allow the productive development of the maqui. The objective of the project is to select and characterize prominent clones for future registers, to develop maqui crop techniques, to develop a transfer model of the results and to determine the optimal management of postharvest.

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