European network

Join us in establishing a European network for in situ conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources—in cultivation and in the wild

Are you taking care of plant diversity in situ (in cultivation and in the wild) and interested in joining forces to support future food security?

A key objective of the Farmer’s Pride project is to establish a permanent network for Europe-wide in situ conservation of plant genetic resources (including crop landraces/farmers’ varieties and crop wild relatives), and to promote and facilitate the use of more plant diversity for the benefit of society. Read why here.

For more information about the network, please read our proposal:

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We have laid the foundations for the network and are now gathering expressions of interest in joining it.

If you are a farmer, [public or private] protected area manager, market or home gardener, seed producer, or other land manager of unprotected wild or semi-wild habitats and would like to nominate a site/locality for inclusion in the European network, please complete our short survey.

If you would like to learn more about crop landraces/farmers’ varieties and crop wild relatives in Europe (for example, to know which species and populations occur within the Natura 2000 network of sites), please click here (for crop landraces/farmers’ varieties) or here (for crop wild relatives).