Conservation strategies for European crop wild relative and landrace diversity


Joint PGR Secure/ECPGR workshop

7–9 September 2011, Palanga, Lithuania

Hosted by the Nature Research Centre, Lithuania

One of the goals of PGR Secure is to assist national PGR programmes to generate and implement conservation strategies for national CWR and LR diversity. This workshop was convened to discuss and agree a strategic approach to European and national CWR and LR conservation that will result in systematic conservation of these important resources.

The workshop was organized in the context of the EC Framework 7 PGR Secure project by the University of Birmingham, UK, University of Perugia, Italy, Nature Research Centre, Lithuania and the European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources (ECPGR). The workshop was made possible with funding from the EU Seventh Framework Programme, ECPGR and with generous in-kind support from the Nature Research Centre, Lithuania. Participants in this workshop were nominated by ECPGR National Coordinators.

Click on the links below to read the workshop report and to view the workshop presentations.

Read summaries of the workshop in the newsletters, Crop wild relative and Landraces.

For help with the development of your national CWR and LR conservation strategies, please consult the conservation helpdesk.