Plant genetic resources provide the building blocks for selecting or breeding crops that are more nutritious, productive and resilient to pests, diseases and environmental changes.
Find out more about why they are a key resource that needs to be safeguarded and sustainably used.
In this video, researcher Marc Lateur explains why we should worry about crop genetic diversity disappearing and what they are doing at the Centre Wallon de Recherches Agronomiques in Belgium to safeguard apple varieties.
- The Newsletter for Europe has been regularly published by Bioversity International until April 2012. This Newsletter was intended to serve as an informal forum for the exchange of news and views, and to create closer ties within the genetic resources community in Europe. Past issues can be found here.