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It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing away of Iva Faberová, our dear colleague and friend, on 21 July 2015.

The annual progress report for the first year of Phase IX of ECPGR is now available online

Albania has recently flagged eight accessions of Vitis vinifera for the AEGIS European Collection. The total number of European Accessions is now...



Beta Working Group: Parthenope Ralli. A complete table of the status of ECPGR Working Groups Chairs during Phase IX is available here




A few members of the Task Force that was appointed to develop a concept on “On-farm management and conservation of landraces” convened together with...

Potato Working Group: Anca Baciu, Romania

Allium Working Group: Helena Stavělíková, Czech Republic




A few members of the Task Force that was appointed to develop a concept on “On-farm management and conservation of landraces” convened together with...


'Identification of old potato clones having unreliable variety names by means of fingerprinting using microsatellite (SSR) markers to assist in...


Two new documents have been finalized recently and approved by the Steering Committee


A new funding opportunities web page has been created on the ECPGR web site, with the aim to be further developed in the near future

The annual technical progress report for the fifth and last year of Phase VIII of ECPGR is now available online






The ECPGR Steering Committee agreed that the ECPGR Secretariat will continue to be hosted by Bioversity International at its headquarters in Maccarese...

The second meeting of the ECPGR Leafy Vegetables Working Group was held 8-9 October 2013 at Ljubljana, Slovenia.....


The ECPGR Steering Committee has endorsed two important documents: "Revised procedure for selection of AEGIS collections" and "Guidelines for AEGIS...


Brassica WG activities concluded: 1)Identification of unknown accessions from European genebanks carried out at VIR, St Petersburg; 2) Glucosinolate...



The AEGIS supported project ‘Improving the prerequisites for a European rye collection’ has been concluded...





Following the recent offer of accessions to AEGIS by Germany and The Netherlands, the Working Groups have endorsed inclusion of 11,524 accessions...


Report of the fourth meeting of the ECPGR Malus/Pyrus Working Group

Report of a Working Group on Vitis and Report of a Working Group on Beta and the World Beta Network

A new functionality has been added to the Web site: it is now possible to send a message to all the members of a specific group...

Report of the third meeting of the ECPGR Wheat Working Group


Descriptors for tree tomato (Solanum betaceum Cav.) and wild relatives were published by Bioversity International.....


“Sustainable production of high-quality cherries for the European market”

Beta Short News December 2012 has been released, with progress on the Working Group on Beta and the World Beta Network


Request for tenders proposing hosting arrangements for the ECPGR Secretariat/EURISCO.....












The project for “Conservation and characterization of oregano (Oreganum vulgare L.) wild populations in Europe” was completed by the ECPGR Working...