Carrot Improvement for Organic Agriculture (CIOA)
Carrot Improvement for Organic Agriculture (CIOA) is a collaborative breeding project that addresses the needs of organic carrot farmers. The project focuses on developing orange and novel colored carrots with improved disease and nematode resistance, improved weed competitiveness, and improved nutritional value and flavor. Partners include Organic Seed Alliance, USDA, and researchers and educators from four universities.
“Organic seed is the foundation of organic agriculture and sustainable food systems, and the only true response to GMOs. I support OSA because it provides the technical expertise and organizational structure to establish regionally appropriate organic seed systems.”
The Earthwise Company
Chapel Hill, North Carolina