Who we are

Farmer’s Pride partners, Advisory Board and Ambassadors

Trifolium aureum, Slovakia © René Hauptvogel

Farmer’s Pride involves more than 40 national and international organizations representing groups with an interest in the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources, either as project partners, members of our External Advisory Board, or as Farmer’s Pride Ambassadors.

Farmer’s Pride national partners

University of Birmingham, UK (Coordinator)
Danish Seed Savers, Denmark
Hellenic Agricultural Organization – Demeter, Greece
Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, Germany
Centre for Genetic Resources, The Netherlands
Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, Portugal
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Pro Specie Rara, Switzerland
Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Arche Noah, Austria
OMKI logo
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Hungary
Natural Resources institute Finland logo
Natural Resources Institute, Finland
Università Degli Studi di Perugia, Italy
Aegean Agricultural Research Institute, Turkey
Aegean Agricultural Research Institute, Turkey

Farmer’s Pride international partners

Bioversity International
Nordic Genetic Resource Centre
Plantlife International

Farmer’s Pride External Advisory Board

  • Andrea Carboni, Research Centre for Industrial Crops
  • Stef de Haan, International Potato Centre
  • Ahmed Jahoor, Nordic Seed
  • Chikelu Mba, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Paola Roveglia, Slow Food
  • Max Schulman, European Farmers and European Agri-Cooperatives
  • Eva Thörn, European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources
  • Merja Veteläinen, Boreal Plant Breeding (Chair)

Farmer’s Pride Ambassadors

  • Imre Albert, Asociatia Bioagricultorilor, Romania
  • Regine Andersen, Fridtjof Nansens Institut, Norway
  • Külli Annamaa, Estonian Crop Research Institute, Estonia
  • Susanne Barth, Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Ireland
  • Anders Borgen, Agrologica, Denmark
  • Claudio Buscaroli, Centro Ricerche Produzioni Vegetali, Italy
  • Miguel Carvalho, Universidade da Madeira, Portugal
  • Isabella Dalla Ragione, Fondazione Archeologia Arborea, Italy
  • Lothar Frese, Julius Kühn-Institut, Germany
  • Vojtech Holubec, Crop Research Institute, Czech Republic
  • Hrvoje Kutnjak, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Paul Olson, KWS SAAT SE, Germany
  • Rob Plomp, Stiching De Oerakker, The Netherlands
  • Maria Scholten, Independent Researcher and Advisor, Scotland
  • Tamara Smekalova, NI Vavilov Research Institute of Plant Industry, Russian Federation (RIP)
  • Aleksandar Tabaković, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, Serbia
  • Paul Townson, Lion Seeds, United Kingdom
  • Jens Weibull, Swedish Board of Agriculture, Sweden
  • Nihan Yenilmez-Arpa, Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, Turkey

Partner project

Dynaversity is a parallel project funded by the EU which is working closely with Farmer’s Pride. It analyses and describes the actors involved in plant genetic conservation for agriculture in order to suggest management and governance models and to construct new forms of networking.

Dynaversity facilitates exchange and integration of scientific as well as practical knowledge on how to best manage diversity in agriculture and the food chain, restoring evolutionary and adaptation processes.