The European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources (ECPGR) is a collaborative programme among most European countries aimed at ensuring the long-term conservation and facilitating the increased utilization of plant genetic resources in Europe
40 YEARS OF COOPERATION IN EUROPE FOR DIVERSITY AND FOOD SECURITY!
In this 4 min video ‘Saving European plant and food diversity: together, we are stronger!’, Marc Lateur tells a story about apple diversity, with a happy ending (Marc Lateur is the ECPGR National coordinator from Belgium).WATCH VIDEO
For the first time, the single primer enrichment technology (SPET) – a novel high-throughput genotyping method – was used in lettuce to study the…
National Coordinators met from 30 May–1 June 2023 in Portugal to review activities from 2019–2023 and launch a new 5-year ECPGR programme
The EVA Network brings together breeding companies, research institutes and genebanks to evaluate crop diversity in European collections
The 17th meeting of the ECPGR Steering Committee took place in Oeiras, Portugal, from 30 May to 1 June 2023. [more info]
A full open-access peer-reviewed journal publishing research, methods, case studies as well as reviews and opinion papers on the present and future use and conservation of genetic resources. Genetic Resources is supported by ECPGR and ERFP.
Submit your manuscript at: www.GenResJ.org
The widest plant diversity is preserved for sustainable agriculture,
food security and quality
European Network to promote conservation, management and sustainable use
of plant genetic diversity
PRO-GRACE: Promoting a Plant Genetic Resources Community for Europe
ECPGR is part of PRO-GRACE, a EU-funded project to develop the concept for a novel European Research Infrastructure dedicated to cataloguing, describing, safeguarding and enhancing European plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.
ECPGR is leading WP5 (Research Infrastructure concept, social and regulatory aspects, governance and financial plan), which will define what the proposed Research Infrastructure (RI) will look like by providing a technical analysis of the current RI ecosystem, identifying its main stakeholders, promoters and users, and establishing its services, structure, governance and financial plan.
Genetic Resources Gateway
The Genetic Resources Gateway is a crowd-sourced platform serving as an entry point to the landscape of forest, plant and animal genetic resources in Europe.
To be featured on the Gateway, stakeholders from organizations working on genetic resources in Europe and neighbouring countries can register and add their organization and key content (multimedia material, technical guidelines, maps, projects, databases and success stories).