The ECPGR European Evaluation Network (EVA) for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA) is an international project aimed at increasing the use of crop genetic diversity and the diversity of stakeholders in plant breeding. EVA is of strategic importance for Europe and provides an opportunity to promote sustainable use of PGRFA to facilitate adaptation of European agriculture to climate change and to contribute towards achieving related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In collaborative projects involving public and private sector partners and through participatory plant breeding actions EVA is generating standardized evaluation data (both phenotypic and genotypic data) for numerous crop accessions and landraces available in European gene banks. EVA is implemented through crop-specific networks, covering both cereal and vegetable crops.

Right now there are networks for six different crops. Follow the links to find out more about each crop network!

For more information or if you are interested in joining the EVA networks, please contact EVA coordinator Sandra Goritschnig

Recent Meetings

EVA Maize Network Annual Meeting
22-11-2021 Virtual Meeting
EVA Pepper Network - annual meeting
14-06-2021 Virtual Meeting
EVA Annual Carrot Network meeting
20-04-2021 Virtual Meeting
EVA Pepper Project Meeting
09-06-2020 Virtual meeting

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EVA Lettuce network identifies promising mildew resistant wild lettuce accessions

The ECPGR European Evaluation networks (EVA) generate interesting results as successful public-private partnerships

Towards a European Evaluation Network (EVA) on vegetables

A Workshop was held 2-3 April 2019 in Durres, Albania

The EVA project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food
and Agriculture for the period 2019-2023.