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

A key objective of the Farmer’s Pride project is to establish a permanent European network for 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.

We have laid the foundations for the network and are now building a coalition of support for its establishment. The interactive map below shows the localities of in situ plant genetic resources custodians who have expressed an interest in joining the network. It also shows the institutes and organizations which support the establishment of the network.

What you can do to help promote the establishment of the network

  • Engage policymakers by promoting the value of the network in the context of the European Green Deal and Common Agricultural Policy, as well as to meet Europe’s commitments under relevant global conventions and policies, such as the International Treaty on PGRFA and Second Global Plan of Action for PGRFA.
  • Promote the network proposal (see below) among your associates.
  • If you are a farmer, protected area manager, market or home gardener, seed producer, or other land manager of wild or semi-wild habitats and would like to nominate a site/locality for inclusion in the European network, please complete our short survey.
  • Attend our final conference including a dedicated policy roundtable session and stakeholder discussions on the establishment of the network.

Read our full proposal for more information

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Frequently asked questions

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).