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Symposium for the establishment of European genetic reserves for CWR and landraces (Funchal, Portugal, 13-16 September 2010).

The ECPGR In situ and On-farm Conservation Network Coordinating Group, the Centre for Macaronesian Studies of the University of Madeira (CEM-UMa) and the Institute for Breeding Research on Agricultural Crops of the Julius-Kühn-Institut - Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants (JKI), have jointly organized organized the symposium “Towards the establishment of genetic reserves for crop wild relatives and landraces in Europe”. The symposium held at the University of Madeira, Funchal (Portugal), on 13-16 September, 2010 open to conservation biologists, protected area managers and experts from the agrobiodiversity sector engaged in the management and use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA), the symposium provided the opportunity to meet with European experts working in the field of in situ and on-farm management of PGRFA, discuss and share the results of the EU project "An Integrated European In Situ Management Work Plan: Implementing Genetic Reserves and On Farm Concepts (AEGRO) ”. For the full programme and additional information please visit the symposium website

Full proceedings of the symposium (plus additional invited contributions) are to be published in 2011 by CABI.

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