Research activities


The AMIGA project’s scientific activities consist of case studies of maize and potato, the two GM crops currently approved for cultivation in the European Union, and surveys in non-GM agro-ecosystems.

The consortium includes 22 partners (research institutes, universities, State agencies and SMEs) located in 15 EU countries and an ICPC country (Argentina), each of them with a consistent expertise in a specific field of study. They contribute in validating the monitoring methodology in areas where GM crops are cultivated on larger scales.

Main areas of activities include: biogeographical regions and protection goals, biological components of soil fertility, long term effects, environmental impacts of GM crops on pollinators, environmental monitoring, Integrated Pest Management for GM crops, statistical analysis and design for standardised environmental risk assessment, and finally economic and financial assessment.