Crop, forest and animal genetic resource networks join forces

The new GenRes Bridge project engages stakeholders across three resource networks to create an integrated strategy for genetic resources in Europe.

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Photo: EUFORGEN

A new project, called GenRes Bridge, kicked off in Jan 2019. It aims to strengthen the conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources by bringing three networks together: European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources (ECPGR), responsible for crops; European Forest Genetic Resources Programme (EUFORGEN) for forests; and European Regional Focal Point for Animal Genetic Resources (ERFP) for animals.

The most important expected outcome is an integrated strategy for genetic resources in Europe. The process of developing the strategy will engage a wide variety of stakeholders and extend the geographical scope of the networks to neighbouring countries, including those of the whole Mediterranean Basin.

The website is coming up in the spring. In the meantime you can follow the project on Twitter @GenResBridge.

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