Networking Options

Proposal to Establish a European Network

The Farmer’s Pride project has laid the foundations for a regional network of sites, populations and stakeholders — a European network for in situ conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources, on farm and in the wild.

This document explains the rationale for the establishment of the network, the aim and objectives of the network, who would be involved, what the benefits of membership would be, and how it would operate.

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Workflow design to determine the specific characteristics of the networks of CWR that contributed to their success

Crop wild relative network showcases – analysis and best practises

What factors contribute to the success of crop wild relative in situ conservation networks?

Based on a review and analysis of a range of networks, a best practice evidence-base showcases successful design, implementation and management practices to inform the establishment of the European network for in situ conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources.

The maize italian landraces ‘Nostrano di Storo’ (Courtesy of the cooperative ‘Agri90)

Proposed criteria for evaluating network efficiency in giving access to in situ LR diversity

This document analyses different European and non-European in situ conservation networks and proposes a set of criteria for the evaluation of the efficiency of collaboration platforms for in situ conservation of landraces.

The types of PGR respondents work with

Results of plant genetic resources in situ conservation and sustainable use stakeholder analysis

We know that a wide range of stakeholders are involved in the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources but who exactly are they and what are their roles?

Find out in this report, which not only highlights stakeholders’ activities and interests, but also provides concrete evidence of their interest in becoming a member of a European network for in situ conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources.

Location of over 19,000 landrace records.

Landrace conservation in Europe – first localities for inclusion in a regional in situ PGR network

Based on more than 19,000 records of landrace populations maintained in situ within 14 European countries, 100 landrace ‘hotspots’ and other localities of interest have been identified. This is part of the process to identify potential landrace maintainers for membership of a European network for in situ conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources.

White paper on establishing a new network