EVA Maize Network

The EVA Maize network is the newest addition to the EVA networks, resulting from the successful first meeting of the new ECPGR Maize Working group in December 2019.  

An extension of the project “Implementation of the ECPGR EVA Network on wheat/barley and vegetable crops (carrot, lettuce and pepper)” was granted by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture with an additional contribution of ca. € 300 000 until November 2022. This extension will enable the newly formed Working Group on Maize to add value to European maize genetic resources within an appropriate framework of public/private partnerships, with adoption of common standards, use of EURISCO and strengthening of the AEGIS collection.  

This network can build on experience of the French public-private partnership Promaïs as well as previous European projects with the involvement of national genebanks and will evaluate a total of 200-500 European genebank accessions of maize for a variety of relevant traits, including abiotic and biotic stress responses and morphological characteristics with importance to breeders in multilocation experiments. 

Countries involved

Network Partners

 CompanyGenebankResearch instituteCountryInstitute
1   Croatia University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
2     France Bayer Seeds SAS, France, Lyon
3     France INRAE GQÉ le Moulon, Gif sur Yvette
4     France Lidea/Euralis
5     France INRAE - Centre de Montpellier
6     France Limagrain
7     France MAS Seeds
8     France RAGT R2N
9   Germany Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung, Seeland, OT Gatersleben
10     Germany Gemeinschaft zur Foerderung von Pflanzeninnovation GFPi
11     Germany KWS
12   Italy Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria - Centro di Ricerca Cerealicoltura e Colture Industriali, Bergamo
13   Portugal Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, I.P. (INIAV, I.P.), Banco Português de Germoplasma Vegetal, Braga
14     Portugal Departamento de Ciência Agronómicas Politécnico de Coimbra – Escola Superior Agrária de Coimbra
15     Romania Banca de Resurse Genetice Vegetale Suceava, Suceava
16 Serbia Maize Research Institute Zemun Polje, Belgrade - Zemun Polje
17   Spain Misión Biológica de Galicia (Consejo Superior de Investitaciones Científicas), Pontevedra
18   Switzerland Agroscope, Nyon 1
19     Switzerland Delley Semences et Plantes SA


May 2020
The first virtual meeting to substitute for an in-person project meeting originally planned for 27-28 May 2020 in Paris, France, was held on 27 May 2020 on MS Teams. [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.