EVA Carrot Network

The EVA Carrot network is one of three vegetable networks currently functional within EVA. It builds on the experience and expertise of the ECPGR Umbellifer Crops Working Group and the French Daucus network, a successful public private partnership aimed at preservation and use of local carrot genetic resources.  

Within the EVA network, carrot accessions from genebanks across Europe will be genotyped and evaluated in laboratory and field trials for a number of traits of interest for carrot breeding, including agronomic and quality characteristics as well as resistance or tolerance to important pests affecting carrot production. Network partners provide their complementary expertise and capacity and together generate datasets that will help identify interesting materials among the evaluated accessions to be included in future breeding activities.

Countries involved

Network Partners

 CompanyGenebankResearch instituteCountryInstitute
1     France Takii France SA, Eyragues
2     France OBS Innovation, Plougoulm
3     France Agrocampus Ouest, Angers
4     France Rijk Zwaan France SARL, Aramon
5     France Vilmorin & Cie, La Ménitré
6     Germany Carosem GmbH, Bad Essen
7     Germany Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Quedlinburg
8     Netherlands Nunhems Netherlands B.V., Nunhems
9     Netherlands Bejo seeds, Warmenhuizen
10     Portugal Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, I.P. (INIAV, I.P.), Banco Português de Germoplasma Vegetal, Braga
11     Portugal Sementes Vivas, Idanha-a-Nova
12     Spain Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón, Zaragoza
13     Sweden Nordic Genetic Resources Centre (NordGen), Alnarp
14   United Kingdom University of Warwick, Warwick


April 2021

The EVA carrot network met online for their annual meeting on 20 April 2021 to receive updates on activities in 2020 and to discuss open questions and next steps. More information can be found [here]

May 2020

On 11 May 2020, the EVA Carrot network project partners met virtually to receive updates on current activities and discuss open questions and next steps for the project. More details can be found [here]


Related Information

ECPGR Working Groups

Contact details

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