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 genebanks. EVA is implemented through crop-specific networks, covering both cereal and vegetable crops.

Right now there are networks for six different crops. A new network on legumes is under development through the ECPGR Grant Scheme activity forEVA of the Grain Legumes Working Group

Follow the links below 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


EVA Carrot
02-10-2023 York
EVA Maize project meeting
28-11-2023 Montpellier
EVA Wheat and Barley
09-01-2024 Vercelli
EVA Lettuce
31-08-2023 Wageningen

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Want to participate in the new EVA Network on Legumes?

The EVA Network brings together breeding companies, research institutes and genebanks to evaluate crop diversity in European collections

The EVA project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food
and Agriculture for the period 2019-2024.