Genebanks contribute to the EVA networks as providers of material. They provide propagation material of the selected accessions of a crop within a crop-specific network according to the conditions of the FAO-ITPGRFA Standard Material Transfer Agreement. Genebanks also provide background information on accessions to facilitate selection and ensure (in cooperation with the National Focal Point) that the existing data in EURISCO is current. Furthermore, they are often more actively involved in other aspects of the network, such as multiplication of accessions, evaluation and data analysis. Some genebanks are also research institutes.

See below a list of participating genebanks.

Countries involved


 CarrotLettuceMaizePepperWheat and BarleyCountryInstitute
1       Albania Institute of Plant Genetic Resources (Agricultural University of Tirana), Tirana
2      Bulgaria Institute of Plant Genetic Resources “ Konstantin Malkov”, Sadovo, Plovdiv district
3       Croatia University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
4       Czech Republic Crop Research Institute, Prague
5       Estonia Centre of Estonian Rural Research and Knowledge (METK), Jõgeva
6       Finland Natural Resources Institute Finland, Helsinki
7       France INRAE GAFL, Montfavet Cedex
8       France INRAE - Centre de Montpellier
9      Germany Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung, Seeland, OT Gatersleben
10       Greece Hellenic Agricultural Organization - DEMETER, Institute of Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources (ELGO-Dimitra), Thessaloniki
11       Italy Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria, Foggia
12       Italy Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria, Piacenza
13       Italy Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Istituto di Bioscienze e BioRisorse, Portici, Naples
14       Italy Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria - Centro di Ricerca Cerealicoltura e Colture Industriali, Bergamo
15       Latvia Institute of Agricultural Resources and Economics, Priekuli, Priekuli district
16       Lithuania Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Akademija, Kedainiai reg.
17      Netherlands Wageningen University and Research. Centre for Genetic Resources, The Netherlands, Wageningen
18       Portugal Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, I.P. (INIAV, I.P.), Banco Português de Germoplasma Vegetal, Braga
19       Portugal Instituto Nacional de Investigacao Agraria e Veterinaria (INIAV), Polo de Elvas
20       Romania Banca de Resurse Genetice Vegetale Suceava, Suceava
21       Serbia Maize Research Institute Zemun Polje, Belgrade - Zemun Polje
22       Serbia Institute for Vegetable Crops, Smederevska Palanka
23       Slovakia National Agricultural and Food Centre, Piestany
24      Spain Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón, Zaragoza
25       Spain Misión Biológica de Galicia (Consejo Superior de Investitaciones Científicas), Pontevedra
26    Sweden Nordic Genetic Resources Centre (NordGen), Alnarp
27      Switzerland Agroscope, Nyon
28       United Kingdom Germplasm Resources Unit, John Innes Centre, Norwich
29      United Kingdom University of Warwick, Warwick
The EVA project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food
and Agriculture for the period 2019-2024.