Nordic Crop Wild Relative conservation

The report summarizes results from a cooperation among all the Nordic countries during the period 2015 – 2019 (two projects). The work has focused on the conservation of Crop Wild Relatives (CWR), i.e. wild plant species closely related to crops. They are of special importance to humanity since traits of potential value for food security and climate change adaptation can be transferred from CWR into crops. The projects represent the first joint action on the Nordic level regarding in situ conservation of CWR. Substantial progress has been made regarding CWR conservation planning, including development of a Nordic CWR checklist and identification of suitable sites for CWR conservation. A set of recommended future actions was developed, with the most important one being initiation of active in situ conservation of CWR in all Nordic countries.

Subjects: Naturvetenskap, Geovetenskap och miljövetenskap, Miljövetenskap, Bioøkonomi, Miljö och klimat, Education and Research, Arktis, Östersjöregionen, Hållbar utveckling, Matvaror, Genetiska resurser, Kulturmiljö, Jordbruk, Skogsbruk, Landmiljö, Natur

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ISBN: 978-92-893-6186-6

DOI: 10.6027/TN2019-533

Authors: Palmé Anna, Fitzgerald Heli, Weibull Jens, Bjureke Kristina, Eisto Kaija, Endresen Dag, Hagenblad Jenny, Hyvärinen Marko, Kiviharju Elina, Lund Birgitte, Rasmussen Morten, Þorbjörnsson Hjörtur

Publication date: 2019 juli 08