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  • The budget for the Network (and specifically MAPs) that was decided by the SC in Sarajevo
  • The budget for the Network (and specifically MAPs) that was decided by the SC in Sarajevo
  • The budget for the Network (and specifically MAPs) that was decided by the SC in Sarajevo
  • The budget for the Network (and specifically MAPs) that was decided by the SC in Sarajevo
  • The budget for the Network (and specifically MAPs) that was decided by the SC in Sarajevo
  • The budget for the Network (and specifically MAPs) that was decided by the SC in Sarajevo
  • Explaining what is EURISCO – Updated Data need to be checked with Sonia !! Since recently, accessions that are part of the Multi Lateral System can be registered in EURISCO
  • To clarify how EURISCO works. What the National Focal Point does (centralized role in a country) and what is the responsibility of the ECPGR Secretariat at Bioversity
  • UPDATED data by country!
  • In this graphic you can see the “developing” global infrastructure. EURISCO is contributing to a global accession level on line catalogue (temporarily called ALIS) which is being developed at Bioversity, in collaboration with FAO and as part of the project GIGA, which is funded by the TRUST. The Global Information system is foreseen by the International Treaty (Art. 17). The intention is to fill this in with passport as well as C&E data
  • Elinor, for your understanding: The idea is that EURISCO contribute C&E data to the global system. The mechansim to gather (and then display) these data is being developed as part of ALIS. The EURISCO mechanism could be the same and be built at the same time

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  • ECPGR update L. Maggioni
  • ECPGR - www.ecpgr.cgiar.org
    • A cooperative programme for conservation and use of PGR in Europe for breeding and research
    • 43 member countries
    • owners
    • contributing funds and
    • implementing activities
    • coordination within country
  • ECPGR objectives
        • Facilitate in situ and ex situ conservation , and increased use of PGR in Europe
        • Strengthen collaboration in Europe
        • Increase planning of joint activities , including development of joint project proposals
        • Encourage sharing of responsibilities for PGR conservation in Europe
        • Promote public awareness on PGR conservation and use
  • Phase VIII (2009-2013)
    • 5-year budget: 2.76 Mo. Euro
      • Network operations
      • Coordination
      • AEGIS coordination and activities
      • Contribution to EURISCO
    • 4 priority areas
      • Task sharing and capacity building (top priority)
      • Characterization and evaluation
      • In situ and On-farm conservation and management
      • Documentation and Information
  • ECPGR Structure
  • Italian partners collaborating with ECPGR
    • National Coordinator : Carlo Fideghelli
    • CRA - Centro di Ricerca per la Frutticoltura, Roma
    • Working Group members :
    • Avena and Barley: V. Terzi and ?? - CRA - Fiorenzuola d'Arda (PC)
    • Wheat: A. Brandolini - CRA - S. Angelo Lodigiano (MI)
    • Forages and In situ Network: V. Negri - Università degli Studi di Perugia
    • Malus/Pyrus and Prunus : M. Bergamaschi and D. Giovannini - CRA – Forlì
    • Vitis : M. Gardiman - CRA – Conegliano (TV)
    • Grain Legumes and Potato: A. Carboni and B. Parisi - CRA – Bologna
    • Beta and Fibre Crops (Flax and Hemp): G. Mandolino CRA- Rovigo
    • Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: C. Vender - CRA- Villazzano (TN)
    • Allium : V. Miccolis - Università degli studi della Basilicata, Potenza
    • Brassica : F. Branca - Universita’ di Catania
    • Cucurbits and Umbellifer Crops: N. Ficcadenti and N. Acciarri - CRA- Ascoli Piceno
    • Leafy Vegetables: A. Falavigna - CRA – Montanaso Lombardo (MI)
    • Solanaceae: G. Polignano - Istituto di Genetica Vegetale, CNR, Bari
  • Italian partners - Specific roles, activities
    • Ex situ National Inventory Focal Point : P. Engel - CRA-Roma: provider of national data to Eurisco: 21,000 accessions
    • On-farm National Inventory Focal Point: V. Negri, Universita’ di Perugia
    • In situ National Inventory Focal Point: Vacant
    • Chair of Brassica WG : F. Branca, Universita’ of Catania
    • Chair of On-farm conservation WG : V. Negri, Universita’ di Perugia
    • Member of Inter-regional Cooperation NCG : P. Engel, CRA-Roma
    • Managers of ECPGR Central Crop Databases :
    • CRA- Bologna: Hemp
    • Universita’ di Firenze: Minor Fruit Trees
    • Istituto di genetica vegetale, Bari: Vicia spp.
    • Universita’ di Perugia: On farm / in garden contacts
  • Cereals – Avena WG
    • Planned activities:
    • Avena WG meeting – October 2010, Romania
    • ( Implementing AEGIS, selection of MAA, procedures for Avena wild relatives multiplication)
    • Survey of wild oat populations:
        • Cyprus and Greece(2009)
        • Italy and Spain (2010)
  • Cereals – Barley WG
    • Planned activities:
    • Barley WG meeting – 2011, Cyprus
    • (Preparation for AEGIS)
    • Definition of MAAs, with focus on accessions originating from the own country of the holding genebanks;
    • Database updated, C&E data searchable, coordination with other systems using web service technology;
    • Inventory of barley genetic stocks collections in Europe
  • Cereals - Wheat WG
    • Planned activities:
    • Wheat WG – May 2011, Slovakia
      • (Preparation for AEGIS)
    • Definition of MAA accessions;
    • Agreement on crop quality standards;
    • Improvement of the wheat database by introduction of 20 descriptors ;
    • Overview of genebank work relating to traits associated with climatic change
  • Cereals - other
    • Planned activities:
    • Pre-breeding workshop – Nov. 2009, Sweden
    • (Establish a pre-breeding cooperation between breeders, genebanks and researchers)
    • Re-establish contacts with contributors to Maize DB
  • Forages WG
    • Planned activities:
    • Forages WG meeting: 28-29 April 2010, Germany
    • Documentation and information: Forage CCDBs
      • Carry out identification of primary holder for remaining CCDBs + safety storage
      • Poa, Lolium, Trifolium, Festuca, Dactylis, etc.:Reduction of unnecessary seed multiplication through task sharing (responsibility for maintenance of special acc. (MOS and PRIMCOLL determined)
      • Enter characterization and evaluation data to CCDBs
      • Create „forage crop portals“ to raise public awareness and use of forages genetic resources (with EPGRIS3) – Lolium
  • Forages WG
    • In situ & on-farm conservation and management
      • Recommendations for set of forage CWRs for in situ conservation sites
    • Characterisation and evaluation
      • Support genotyping initiatives with the aim of identifying similar accessions and understanding diversity of European forage crops
      • Increased knowledge amongst the WG members on the use of molecular markers for forages in identifying similar accessions
  • Fruit – Prunus WG
    • Planned activities:
    • Prunus WG meeting – Forli, 7-9 Sept 2010
    • Prunus ad hoc meeting on AEGIS, to be defined
    • Ad hoc meeting of Fruit DB managers, 2011
    • Implementation of AEGIS (Complete databases; identify MAAs, Implement Quality System, Safety duplication, Health status monitoring)
    • Prunus DB development and maintenance
  • Fruit – Malus/Pyrus WG
    • Planned activities:
    • Malus/Pyrus WG meeting – jointly with ad hoc meeting on fruit synonyms and descriptors - 2011
    • Harmonization of the Pyrus and the Malus ECCDBs in accordance with the Cherry DB structure & Updating of the Malus & Pyrus Databases
    • Standardization of the use of Molecular markers as results of the workshop (with Prunus and Vitis people) at EMR East-Malling, 7-8 December 2006. Publication of the validated results and start a first set of accessions from different collections.
    • Update and improvement of characterization and evaluation descriptors for Malus and Pyrus and their inclusion in the DBs
    • Finalizing standard guidelines for inclusion of photographs in the Malus and Pyrus databases
    • Implementation of case studies of characterization and evaluation descriptors on apple and pear
  • Fruit – Malus/Pyrus WG
    • Planned activities:
    • Validation of the Pyrus data of ‘Synonyms’
    • Defining and publishing common guidelines for the in situ and on-farm conservation of Malus/Pyrus (in collaboration with the Prunus and Vitis WG’s )
    • Safety duplicate the unique material by sharing responsibilities
    • Stimulate the actions of the different TF : (1) “European Pomology Bibliography TF”; (2) “Traditional Knowledge TF”; (3) “Descriptors TF”; (4) “ Malus and Pyrus species TF”
  • Fruit – Vitis WG
    • Planned activities:
    • Vitis WG meeting, Sept. 2012, Siebeldingen, Germany
    • Vitis DB development and maintenance
  • Oil and Protein Crops Network
    • Planned activities:
    • Grain legumes WG meeting, 22-23 April 2010, Antalya, Turkey
      • Review progress of Phase VIII projects and workplan
      • Discuss development and engagement with AEGIS project
      • Prepare proposals for new workplan
    • Other outputs:
      • Grain Legume Climate Change Monitoring Network: collecting data on insect pests and flowering time data
      • Uploading of revised grain legume CCDB to web
      • Development of in situ workplan for Grain legumes
  • Sugar, Starch and Fibre Crops Network
    • Planned activities:
    • Network Coordinating Group and ECCDB Manager Meeting, Sept. 2009, Quedlinburg, Germany
    • Network Coordinating Group meeting March 2013
    • Participation in the Meeting of the In Situ Network, Madeira, Portugal, September 2010
  • Sugar, Starch and Fibre Crops Network - Potato WG
    • Planned activities:
    • Potato WG meeting, 2011
      • Update of central DB
      • Definition of MAA accessions
      • Agreement on task sharing
      • Discuss molecular & phenotypic characterization issues
  • Sugar, Starch and Fibre Crops Network - Beta WG
    • Planned activities:
    • Beta WG meeting, Cappelle-en-Pévèle, France, 2011
      • Discussion on in situ management data recording using CyberTracker.
      • Development of an implementation plan for Beta genetic reserves
      • Drafting of project proposals (collecting, genetic diversity, evaluation, data management, in situ management). A focus may be set on Beta nana (possible indicator for climate change) and other Beta species with limited distribution area.
      • Monitoring of a genetic reserve of Beta patula. Discuss further collaboration on Beta and future collaboration on genera of mutual interest (Avena, Brassica, Vicia and others)
      • Sampling of Beta nana for geneflow analysis five years after last visit of the Olympos site. This action is actively supported by the USDA/ARS
  • Sugar, Starch and Fibre Crops Network - Medicinal And Aromatic Plants WG
    • Planned activities:
    • MAP WG meeting, Turkey, October 2009
    • The Origanum project: “Conservation and characterization of oregano ( Origanum vulgare L.) wild populations in Europe”
  • Sugar, Starch and Fibre Crops Network - Fibre crops (flax and hemp) WG
    • Planned activities:
    • Fibre Crops WG meeting, Sumperk, Czech Republic, 7-9 July 2010
  • Vegetables Network -
    • Planned activities:
    • Vegetables Network meeting, Catania, Italy, 10-12 November
  • Issues of Network-wide interest (VEGNET meeting, November 2009)
    • Updating information on stakeholder’s practices – in support of the AEGIS Quality System
    • Role of National Coordinators – recommendation to WG members to proactively interact with them
    • EURISCO and CCDBs – Recommendation that WG member encourage NC to provide data to EURISCO
    • Informing scientific community of WG achievements – WGs encouraged to submit papers to scientific journals on behalf of WG
    • Merging of Vegetable WGs – Negative reply of VEGNET
    • Establishment of Network on Cryopreservation – suggestion
  • Allium WG
    • Planned activities:
    • Meeting with EURALLIVEG (3 members), 2010
    • Allium WG meeting, Greece, 2011
    • Garlic project - fingerprinting of 158 accessions
      • discussion of results:MAAs identified for garlic
  • Brassica WG – Phase VIII
    • Planned activities:
    • Brassica WG meeting
    • Morphological and nutraceutical characterization of B. rapa and wild Brassica species
    • Molecular characterization of the above (AFLP, SSR)
  • Cucurbits WG
    • Planned activities:
    • Cucurbits WG meeting, Georgia, October 2010
      • Workplan reviewed and new tasks agreed, mainly related to AEGIS implementation
    • Implementation of safety duplication
    • D evelopment and implementation of specific algorithms to facilitate the identification of duplicates
    • Strengthen collaborations with the In situ and on farm Network
  • Leafy vegetables WG
    • Planned activities:
    • Leafy vegetables WG meeting, Slovenia, October 2011
    • Project activities to develop a unified molecular characterization protocol for lettuce
  • Solanaceae WG
    • Planned activities:
    • Solanaceae WG meeting, Izmir, Turkey, March 2011
    • Development and implementation of specific algorithms to facilitate the identification of duplicates
    • Implementation of safety duplication
  • Umbellifer Crops WG
    • Planned activities:
    • Umbellifer Crops WG meetings, 2011 and 2013
    • Regeneration of collections
    • Conservation of collections
    • Characterization and evaluation
    • Studies on minor crops
    • Database update
    • Wild Umbellifer relatives project
    • Implementation of AEGIS on carrot as a model crop
  • Documentation and Information Network
    • Planned activities:
    • Inter-regional workshop, Uganda, March 2009
    • (Capacity building in documentation and information in other regions)
    • Training of National Inventory Focal Points, Prague, June 2009
    • (Training on establishing and further developing the ex situ National Inventories; Update NI and improve the quality and quantity of the data; Registration of material in the MLS of the ITPGR and sMTA reporting; Improve uploading NI to EURISCO)
    • NCG meeting, Rome, February 2010
    • (Review of progress in the D&I network)
    • In situ NI Focal Points, Bonn, June 2010
    • (Training on establishing and further developing the National Inventories - in situ and on farm)
    • Inter-regional Workshop, 2010 or 2011
    • (Capacity building in documentation and information in other regions)
    • NCG meeting, 2013
    • (Review of progress in the D&I network)
  • In situ and on-farm conservation Network
    • Planned activities:
      • First meeting of the two Working Groups ("Wild species in genetic reserves" and "On-farm conservation" - jointly with AEGRO meeting 13-16 September 2010, Madeira, Portugal
      • 2nd Meeting of Working Group on On-farm conservation and management (on European On-farm methodologies) – Sept. 2012
  • In situ and on-farm conservation Network
    • Documentation and information:
      • Europe wide national landrace inventories
      • Publication of European On-farm experience and methodologies meeting proceedings
      • Publication of Landrace Newsletters
      • Publication of Inter-sector Conservation and Application meeting proceedings
    • In situ & on-farm conservation and management
      • Identification of European sites for on farm conservation within AEGRO project in cooperation with the Forages WG
  • Inter-regional cooperation Network
    • Planned activities:
    • Inter-regional workshops on IT implementation
    • Uganda, March 2009
    • Meeting of Inter-regional Cooperation Network Coordinating Group
  • Other relevant ECPGR activities during Phase VIII
    • ECPGR External Independent Review: July 2010
    • All Network Coordinating Groups meeting in February 2011?
    • Mid-term Steering Committee meeting in June or October 2011, Vienna
    • End of Phase Steering Committee meeting in 2013
  • http://eurisco.ecpgr.org
    • Provides information about ex situ plant collections maintained in Europe
    • Based on a European network of 44 ex situ National Inventories (NIs)
    • Current content: passport data on > 1 million samples from 41 countries
    • Service to International Treaty
      • Registration of accessions in the MLS and sMTA reporting
  • EURISCO (Roles and responsibilities)
    • Responsible of data sources & merges
    • Ensure data quality & accuracy
    • Decide on data availability
    • Commit to provide data in the EURISCO-MCPD data format
    National
    • Automatic checking that NI data conform to the standard
    • Provide feedback to National Partners
    • Import NI data into EURISCO
    • Develop and maintain Web site
    Central
  • Inclusion of Material in the MLS by the Contracting Parties to the ITPGRFA (via EURISCO) Austria 7.268 acc. Czech Republic 32.597 acc. Germany 108.562 acc. Ireland 1.117 acc. Netherlands 16.441 acc. Nordic countries 14.494 acc. Poland 14.758 acc. Portugal 813 acc. Spain 15.755 acc. Total (November 2009) = 211.805 accessions Source: http://eurisco.ecpgr.org
  • National Focal Point regional global CGIAR / SINGER NLD ISL NOR DNK SWE FIN USA CGN GRIN NGB DEU BLE FRA BRG RUS VIR .... NFPs/NIs.. CAN North America / GRIN IPK JKI others Existing information infrastructure (global) Global-IS, Treaty Art 17 FAO/Bioversity International/Trust GENESYS Europe / EURISCO national Institutes
  • C&E data from Europe
    • A concept to include C&E data in EURISCO, developed by the ECPGR Documentation and Information Network
    • (see http://www.epgris3.eu/ ):
    • Simple exchange format containing: Experiment; Trait; Genotype; Score in order to gather whatever non-standardized C&E data already exists
    • Uploading mechanism (aligned with current EURISCO upload mechanism)
    • Downloading mechanism (to be adapted to different user group needs)
    • Implementation to be carried out in collaboration with Bioversity (GIGA project) or EU-funded project
  • (www.aegis.cgiar.org) A European Genebank Integration System
  • AEGIS Objective
    • To create A European Genebank Integrated System for plant genetic resources for food and agriculture, aimed at conserving the genetically unique and important accessions for Europe and making them available for breeding and research.
  • Perceived Benefits of AEGIS
      • Improved quality standards of conserved material
      • Improved security of germplasm through long-term commitment and systematic safety-duplication
      • Facilitated access to and availability of germplasm
      • Increased effectiveness in regeneration
      • Cost efficient conservation activities
      • Reduced duplication of germplasm material
      • Improved sharing of knowledge and information
  • Key components of AEGIS
    • A Strategic Framework for the Implementation of a European Genebank Integrated System - A Policy Guide
    • Formal agreement with countries (MoU)
    • and institutions within countries (Asso-
    • ciate Membership) – 17 members
    • European Collection (contains identified and agreed MAAs for each crop; in public domain; readily available) ( to be developed )
    • Technical and operational quality standards ( to be developed )
  • Key components of AEGIS
    • Quality management system (reporting; monitoring; capacity building) ( to be developed)
    • EURISCO as information portal for European Collection ( to be further developed )
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  • AEGIS and the European Collection
    • European Collection will consist of dispersed accessions (MAAs), i.e. a virtual European genebank
    • Through signing the MoU countries accept responsibilities for long-term conservation and availability of European accessions , and to
    • conserve/manage according to quality standards
    • Conservation/management strategies for each crop are prepared by respective Crop WG/NCG and approved by SC
  • AQUAS – AEGIS quality system
    • Development of a quality management system , including generic and crop operational standards, reporting and monitoring
    • Discussion paper endorsed by SC; on the AEGIS website
    • Brassica, Forages and Grain legumes WGs requested to test the template for an operational genebank manual
    • Draft of generic genebank standards by Secretariat
  • Competitive AEGIS Grant
    • A total of € 103,000 has been made available for Phase VIII of the ECPGR programme
    • To support activities that will directly contribute to the establishment and/or operation of AEGIS
    • 17 proposals were received by the deadline. Only 3 will be funded. Another call at the end of 2010
      • Assessment of umbellifers unique material
      • Pea germplasm management
      • Cryopreservation of garlic inflorescences
  • Thank you