Suggested elements to link Network operations to National Programmes Siegfried Harrer & Frank Begemann
PGR Scenery in Germany • National Programme • National Working Group ECP/GR • Suggestions
PGR Scenery in Germany • Plant Breeding
PGR Scenery in Germany • Plant Breeding Research • Federal Centre for • Breeding Research • on Cultivated • Plants • (BAZ)
PGR Scenery in Germany • Plant Breeding Research (continued) • Universities • Institutes of the Laender • Private Companies • ....
PGR Scenery in Germany • Ex situ Conservation • Botanical Gardens • Genebanks
PGR Scenery in Germany • Ex situ Conservation (continued)
PGR Scenery in Germany • In situ Conservation - On-farm Management • 14 National Parks • 14 Biosphere Reserves • over 80 regional parks • protected areas • on farm / on garden....
National Programme for Genetic Resources of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops • formally established in March 2002 • developed under the leadership of the German Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection • with strong involvement of other relevant actors • Federal and Laender governments • research institutions • Breeding organisations • Non-governmental organisations • based upon the structure of the Global Plan of Action (GPA)
National Programme for Genetic Resources of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops • Objectives To maintain the diversity of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA) and their wild relatives (in situ and ex situ) for a long-term in a cost-efficient and scientifically-sound way; To promote the use of PGR e.g. through better characterisation, evaluation, documentation and pre-breeding; To use a wider range of agricultural and horticultural (including ornamental) crops in market oriented and sustainable production; To promote the conservation and rehabilitation of agricultural and horticultural ecosystems; To promote greater transparency in the shared responsibilities of the competent authorities at the Federal and Laender levels and among all stakeholders involved; To exploit synergies from closer co-operation at national and international levels. www.genres.de/pgr/nationales_fachprogramm/ English version: http://www.genres.de/pgr/nationales_fachprogramm/zip/nf_en.doc
WG In situ / On farm BEKO/PGR WG ECP/GR WG ........ Advice / Coordination / Supervision of the Programme Federal & Laender Gov. Research Institutions NGOs & Private Sector Contribution according to expertise and available capacities Implementation of the Programme National Programme for Genetic Resources of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops • Organisational structure • Supervision of the programme • by an advisory and co-ordination • committee (BeKo) • support by thematic working groups • WG in situ and on farm aspects • WG European Cooperative Programme for Crop Genetic Resources Networks (ECP/GR)
National Working Group ECP/GR • Tasks • to give advice to the BeKo (crop specific and thematic questions) • to “guide” the German participation in the ECP/GR • preparation of forthcoming ECP/GR meetings • report back on the results • contribute to the further development of ECP/GR
National Working Group ECP/GR • Composition • Scientists/experts from: • Information and Coordination Centre for Biological Diversity (IBV) • Federal Centre for Breeding Research on Cultivated Plants (BAZ) • Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) • Gesellschaft für Pflanzenzüchtung (GPZ) • Gemeinschaft zur Förderung der privaten deutschen Pflanzenzüchtung (GFP) • Federal Agricultural Research Centre (FAL) • Kern, BÖLW, VLK, GTZ, ATSAF
National Working Group ECP/GR Method of working • meetings (only “core” group) • information exchange (email & intranet) • reporting
Suggestions • National ECP/GR expert group • Broad involvement of stakeholder • strong linkage to the National Programme • coordination • preparation of participation in ECP/GR meeting • analysis of results • recommendation • Information exchange • meetings • email / internet / intranet
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