Nowadays, many organizations and individuals are involved in the in situ conservation, performed in the sites where plants developed their distinctives properties. However, there is currently no regional mechanism to enable knowledge sharing and to open up opportunities to establish multi-actor partnerships.
The European Union funded project Farmer’s Pride is working to build a collaborative network for on-site conservation and sustainable use of Europe’s plant diversity for food, nutrition and economic security throughout the region.
The project is using survey tools to gain a better understanding of the roles and interests of the people and organizations involved or with an interest in the in situ conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources in Europe.
Farmer’s Pride surveys are actively promoted also within the DYNAVERSITY network, as in situ conservation has, among others, the major advantage of capturing the evolutionary adaptation of plants exposed to changing environmental and management conditions.
So, if you are involved or interested in the in situ conservation of plant genetic resources, please take 10 minutes to participate in the Farmer’s Pride Surveys below!
A survey to gather information on crop traits needed for future agriculture. The information will be used to undertake predictive characterization to identify CWR and landrace populations with a high likelihood of containing these traits.
Available in English, French, German, Hungarian, Spanish and Turkish
CROP WILD RELATIVE CONSERVATION SURVEY
A survey to gather information on current or past in situ conservation actions for CWR. We are interested in active conservation (involving direct actions on the target species, such as monitoring, habitat improvement, herbivory control, etc.) as opposed to the passive conservation conferred by the presence of the species in a protected area.
Available in English, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish