Monitoring Institute for Rare Breeds and Seeds in Europe

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1995, as the scientific branch of Safeguard for Agricultural Varieties in Europe (SAVE Foundation). Fully integrated end 2010.


Obtain the basis for in-situ conservation of populations able to survive in the long-term by monitoring them; provide scientifically founded data for the documentation of the degree of endangering and the need for action; research former diversity and the still existing populations.

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'Mapping' - recording and characterizing biodiversity in agriculture; 'Watching' - continuous watching of the population of endangered breeds and varieties, supervision by a third party, and assessment of the efficiency of measures being taken; 'Alarming' - waking awareness in the wider public and in decision-makers, regular assessment of a possible need for action, and alerting responsible institutions and organizations. Projects: 'Regional monitoring' - agricultural genetic resources of the Alps, monitoring in the Carpathians, Carpathian project, agricultural genetic resources in Italy, monitoring Balkan countries, animal genetic resources in Greece; 'Species monitoring' - monitoring on goats, monitoring of donkey breeds in Europe, database on rare and old breeds; 'Plant monitoring' - database, historical inventory of Swiss cultivated plants, Fruit-Net - neglected and forgotten fruit and berries.


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Subjects *

  • Plant Life
    • Botany
  • Research, Standards
    • Inspection, Tests
  • Agriculture, Fisheries
    • Breeding
  • Conservation
    • Conservation

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land



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