|Fourth Call (2016)|
The project on "Safeguarding of Allium crop diversity in Europe in changing climate conditions", submitted by the Allium Working Group for funding under the Fourth Call of the ECPGR Activity Grant Scheme, was selected by the Executive Committee. [more info]
The Allium Working Group agreed on their crop-specific standards for field genebanks (see here)
Further development of the European Allium Database
Thanks to the database manager Markus Oppermann at IPK, Gatersleben, the European Allium Database has been upgraded into a database which is searchable online. This is a real improvement in contrast to the earlier state of an Access database only.
The Allium Working Group was established in 1982 as one of the original six Working Groups developed during the first Phase of ECPGR.