A major future challenge of humankind is to adapt agriculture to climate change, increase efficiency to assure food security, and at the same time minimise its environmental and climatic impact. One of the tools available to achieve this goal is to develop new, well adapted plant cultivars and cultivation systems. Wild plant genetic resources are one piece of the puzzle to achieve this goal.
The long-term aim of this project is to promote a reliable and more climate and environment friendly Nordic agriculture. In particular, the aim is to achieve Nordic synergy in the field of crop wild relative conservation and sustainable use and to facilitate Nordic cooperation on this topic.
The specific goals are
The final report of this project is published in the TemaNord publication series (TemaNord 2019:533): Nordic Crop Wild Relative conservation: A report from two collaborative projects 2015–2019
Funding for the project has been received from the Nordic Council of Ministers, COP21 cooperation programme.