The benefits of AEGIS

The main perceived benefits of AEGIS that have been identified by the ECPGR Steering Committee include:

  • Improved collaboration among European countries and a stronger unified Europe;
  • Cost-efficient conservation activities;
  • Reduced redundancy in European collections;
  • Improvement of quality standards across Europe;
  • More effective regeneration;
  • Facilitated access to all the germplasm included in AEGIS;
  • Improved security of germplasm through formal commitments and safety-duplication;
  • Improved linkages between ex situ and in situ conservation as well as linkages with users;
  • Improved sharing of knowledge and information.

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