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Save the Date: Congress on breeding and conservation of old and endangered domestic livestock breeds

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BMEL will host a national congress on the breeding and conservation of old and endangered domestic livestock breeds at the World Conference Center Bonn from September 26-28, 2022.

National Dialogue on Food Systems

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Save the date! Digital event on April 7, 2022 on the dialogue platform

Conference "German variety of fruit - wild fruit in nutrition, landscape and nature"

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The BMEL and the Julius Kühn Institute (JKI) invite you to the conference "German Fruit Variety - Wild Fruit in Nutrition, Landscape and Nature" on June 1st and 2nd, 2022 in the Dorint Hotel Dresden. Registration is now open!

New European call for proposals on agrobiodiversity - submit applications now

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Funding is available for transnational research projects to improve the resilience of agricultural systems. Agricultural genetic resources are one of 3 thematic priorities.

Better support the use of native plants

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In its press release, the German Association for Landscape Conservation (DVL) calls for "better support for the production and use of native seeds and plants". In theory, the use of native seeds and plants is regulated in Section...

New Newsletter from the Plant Collections Network

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Are you interested in plant collections, collector portraits as well as topics and dates around the Network Plant Collections and the German Gene Bank Ornamental Plants? Then subscribe to the new newsletter of the Plant...

First steps towards a European inventory of crop landraces

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The scientific journal "Biological Conservation" has recently published an article on the distribution of landraces in Europe.

Publication: Red List of domestic livestock breeds 2021

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For the seventh time, the brochure " Domestic livestock breeds in Germany and Red List of endangered livestock breeds" has been published by the BLE. It is now available for download, print copies can be pre-ordered free of...

Forest of the year 2022

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For the eleventh time, the Bund Deutscher Forstleute awards the title "Forest of the Year". The 2022 award goes to the Erdmannwälder in Lower Saxony.

May we introduce – the Genetic Resources Strategy for Europe (GRS4E)

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Summary of the GenRes Bridge project event in Brussels and the official launch of the GRS4E and the three domain-specific strategies for plant, animal and forest genetic resources.