|Second Call (2015)|
|First Call (2014)|
Crop wild relative conservation strategies: the final Activity Report and the proceedings of the Joint Nordic/ECPGR Workshop are now available online [here]
A National training workshop “In situ conservation of crop wild relatives and diversity assessment techniques” took place 14-16 November 2016, Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute, Radzików, Poland. Programme (784 KB)
The meeting of the Activity “CWR Conservation Strategies” was held 19–22 September 2016 in Vilnius, Lithuania, jointly with the Nordic project “Ecosystem services: Genetic resources and crop wild relatives in the Nordic countries”. [more info]
The book “Enhancing Crop Genepool use: Capturing Wild Relative and Landrace Diversity for Crop Improvement” edited by N Maxted, University of Birmingham, UK, M Dulloo, FAO, Italy, B Ford-Lloyd, University of Birmingham, UK, has recently been published and is now available from the following website: www.cabi.org/bookshop/book/9781780646138. A discount of 20% will be granted to all ECPGR WG members by using the discount code CCECG20.
ECPGR WG for Forages towards 2020s (Forages 2020): the final Activity Report is now available online [here]
“Genetic diversity of Patellifolia species (GeDiPa)”: the Interim Activity Report (covering the period February- December 2015) is now available online [here]
The project on: "Promoting implementation of national and regional crop wild relative (CWR) conservation strategies through sharing of knowledge and experience to create an integrated European strategy for CWR conservation" (127 KB), submitted by the ECPGR Wild Species Conservation in Genetic Reserves Working Group for funding under the second Call of the ECPGR Activity Grant Scheme, was selected by the Executive Committee. [more info]
The Forages 2020 workshop took place 9-11 November 2015 in Alnarp, Sweden [more info]
The ECPGR Concept for In situ Conservation of crop wild relatives in Europe (1.4 MB) has been endorsed by the ECPGR Steering Committee.
The coordination meeting of the “Genetic diversity of Patellifolia species (GeDiPa)” project was held 17 February 2015 at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain. [more info]
Two projects submitted for funding under the ECPGR Activity Grant Scheme and involving the Wild Species Conservation in Genetic Reserves Working Group were selected by the Executive Committee:
Enhanced Genepool Utilization ‒ Capturing wild relative and landrace diversity for crop improvement. Joint international conference on utilization and conservation of crop wild relative (CWR) and landrace (LR) diversity for crop improvement of the PGR Secure consortium and the European Association for Research on Plant Breeding (EUCARPIA), 17–20 June 2014, NIAB Innovation Farm, Cambridge, UK.
''On the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources in Europe: a stakeholder analysis'. Workshop in Wageningen, November 25–29, 2013.
Following the recommendations made by the Thirteenth meeting of the Steering Committee in Vienna (December 2012) a Task Force for “In situ conservation of crop wild relatives” has been established to develop agreed concepts at ECPGR level on in situ conservation of crop wild relatives.
Past events [link to ECPGR Archive]
During the Eleventh Steering Committee meeting (Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 2008) it was recognized that the existing Task Forces of the In situ Conservation Network have long-term plans of action and therefore deserve the status of “Working Groups”. The two Task Forces were therefore converted into WGs.
Projects' web sites