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12:00 GMT
Thursday, 9 January 2020

Conserving Crop Landraces and Wild Relatives

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12:00 GMT
Thursday, 9 January 2020

Conserving Crop Landraces and Wild Relatives

Our global food supplies depend on just a few mainstream crops which are vulnerable to climate change and other pressures. Landraces and crop wild relatives (CWR) are valuable plant genetic resources with natural resilience, as well as having huge cultural significance, yet they are being lost at unprecedented rates.

We need to work together to conserve this diversity in situ (on farms, in gardens and in the wild), alongside ex situ activities. This session will engage landrace farmers, CWR managers and other participants in establishing an effective new European network for conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources (see www.farmerspride.eu).

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