EVA is an international project aimed at increasing the use of crop genetic diversity and the diversity of stakeholders in plant breeding. Through crop-specific public–private partnerships, EVA generates standardized evaluation data (both phenotypic and genotypic) for numerous crop accessions and landraces available in European genebanks. EVA is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture.
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.
The ECPGR Secretariat is hosted at the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, a CGIAR Research Centre alliancebioversityciat.org.