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10th anniversary of the Nagoya Protocol

The agreement was intended to prevent biopiracy and ensure the equitable distribution of the benefits arising from the use of genetic resources. After 10 years it is time to take stock.




40 years of ECPGR – European cooperation for diversity and food security

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Since 1980, the European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources (ECPGR) has been working to preserve Europe's crops for future generations. In doing so, ECPGR aims to ensure long-term conservation in gene banks (ex...

Extension of the application deadline in the federal program barn conversion planned

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It is expected that sow farmers will again be able to submit applications to the BLE as part of the federal barn conversion program starting in April. The new application deadline is planned for September 30, 2021.

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The Information and Coordination Centre for Biological Diversity is seeking reinforcement in the field of plant genetic resources.

Another step further - European Genetic Resources Strategy takes shape

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The public consultation phase of the latest draft of the European Strategy for Genetic Resources has started and is running until April 18. The strategy is open for public consultation for the first time and is made available as...

Conservation of forest diversity

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Report on the conservation and sustainable use of tree and shrub species in Germany's forests published.