AMIGA «Assessing and Monitoring the Impacts of Genetically modified plants on Agro-ecosystems» is a European project funded by the European Commission under the Framework Programme 7 (FP7), aiming at producing scientific data related to the possible environmental and economic impacts of cultivation of genetically modified plants (GMPs), relevant to European environments.
Launched on the 1st of December 2011, AMIGA project has received a six-months extension and will officially terminate on May 31, 2016.
Field experiments in AMIGA have been completed. During 4 growing seasons, 2012 through 2015, field experiments have been conducted in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, The Netherlands, Slovakia, Romania and Spain in potato and maize. Additional surveys in commercial cultivations have been conducted in Germany, Bulgaria, Italy and Argentina. Data analysis is under way and main results will be presented during the AMIGA final event in Brussels next May.