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 Carrot meeting
28-09-2022 Schagen
EVA Maize annual meeting
02-06-2022 Belgrade
EVA Lettuce annual meeting
24-05-2022 Salsomaggiore
EVA Maize Network Annual Meeting
22-11-2021 Virtual Meeting

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EVA – The European Evaluation Network

Breeding companies, research institutes and genebanks joining forces to evaluate crop diversity in European collections

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