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Networking, partnerships and tools to enhance in situ conservation of European plant genetic resources

Objective

The overarching objective of Farmer’s Pride is to establish a network of stakeholders and conservation sites that effectively coordinates conservation actions to safeguard the wealth of Europe’s in situ plant genetic resources (PGR) and integrates the user community to maximize their sustainable use. Specifically, to address the challenge and scope of the SFS-04-2017 work programme, Farmer’s Pride will: a) build relationships between existing diverse PGR stakeholder networks, and where necessary create new partnerships to establish a unified network of stakeholders involved in PGR conservation and sustainable use; b) enhance existing knowledge of European landrace and crop wild relative genetic diversity and showcase how it can be effectively secured and managed; c) use social science and economic tools to establish the value of in situ PGR populations and individual traits, as well as a cost effective means of conserving them; d) use predictive characterization methods to identify valuable traits in in situ PGR populations, targeting those most vital for satisfying future agricultural and market needs; e) establish a mechanism to facilitate the flow of plant genetic material from in situ populations to the user community, both directly and via ex situ collections; f) develop and establish a durable governance and resourcing structure for the European network of in situ PGR conservation sites and stakeholders; g) promote public awareness of the value of PGR for agriculture and consumers; and h) design and implement a network of European sites and stakeholders that conserves the breadth of PGR diversity found in situ. Through these activities, Farmer’s Pride will result in significant strengthening of European capacities for the conservation, management and sustainable use of in situ PGR as a foundation for increased competitiveness in the farming and breeding sectors, and ultimately for long-term food and nutritional security in Europe.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2017-1
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 424 971,70

Participants (18)

INTERNATIONAL PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES INSTITUTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 157 050
Address
Via Dei Tre Denari 472 A
00057 Maccarese Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 222 050
Address
Piazza Dell Universita 1
06123 Perugia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORDISKT GENRESURSCENTER
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 30 050
Address
Smedjevaegen 3
23053 Alnarp
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 202 050
Address
Calle Tulipan
28933 Mostoles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PROSPECIERARA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 89 050
Address
Unter Bruglingen 6 Munchenstein
4052 Basel
Activity type
Other
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 87 550
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROSITE THE EUROPEAN LAND CONSERVATION NETWORK
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 50 050
Address
Hart Van Brabantlaan 12
5038 JL Tilburg
Activity type
Other
OKOLOGIAI MEZOGAZDASAGI KUTATOINTEZET KOZHASZNU NONPROFIT KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 51 550
Address
Melczer Utca 47
1174 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
LEIBNIZ - INSTITUT FUER PFLANZENGENETIK UND KULTURPFLANZENFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 30 550
Address
Correnstrasse 3
06466 Seeland Ot Gatersleben
Activity type
Research Organisations
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY

Participation ended

Turkey
EU contribution
€ 20 167,05
Address
Eskişehir Yolu 9. Km
06000 Ankara
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 119 550
Address
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGAÇAO AGRARIA E VETERINARIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 66 050
Address
Avenida Da Republica Quinta Do Marques
2780 157 Oeiras
Activity type
Research Organisations
ELLINIKOS GEORGIKOS ORGANISMOS - DIMITRA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 63 050
Address
Kourtidou 56-58
11145 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LANDSFORENINGEN FROSAMLERNE
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 33 050
Address
Drowten 9 Lindum
8830 Tjele
Activity type
Other
ARCHE NOAH GESELLSCHAFT FUR DIE ERHALTUNG DER KULTURPFLANZENVIELFALT UND IHRE ENTWICKLUNG VEREIN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 57 050
Address
Obere Strasse 40
3553 Schiltern Bei Langenlois
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 44 550
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PLANTLIFE INTERNATIONAL - THE WILDPLANT CONSERVATION CHARITY LBG

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 214 061,25
Address
Brewery House 36 Milford Street
SP1 2AP Salisbury
Activity type
Other
EUROSEEDS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 37 550
Address
Avenue Des Arts 52
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other