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 Vilmorin & Cie, La Ménitré (France)
4     France Agrocampus Ouest, Angers
5     France Rijk Zwaan France SARL, Aramon
6     Germany Carosem GmbH, Bad Essen
7     Germany Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Quedlinburg
8     Netherlands Nunhems Netherlands B.V., Nunhems
9     Netherlands Bejo seeds
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 CV35 9EF


May 2020
The first virtual meeting to substitute for an in-person project meeting originally planned for 13-14 May 2020 in Angers, France, was held on 11 May 2020 on MS Teams. Fourteen project partners joined the online meeting and contributed to animated discussions on how to advance the EVA Carrot project. [more info]

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 2019-2022.