Working group Fruit crops Subgroup Continental fruit crops
The Working group Fruit crops Subgroup Continental fruit crops started its work in 2014 within the framework of the National Program for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture in the Republic of Croatia, initiated by the Ministry of Agriculture. The program connects several participants from different institutions who are involved in collecting and forming a plant gene bank. The purpose of the project is to provide a contribution to the preservation of traditional varieties of continental fruit species as the natural heritage of the Republic of Croatia, extremely important for human health, preservation of biodiversity and sustainability of agriculture.
Institutions in the working group: Croatian Agency for Agriculture and Food, University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Agrobiotechnical Sciences Osijek, Agricultural Institute Osijek, Institute of Agriculture and Tourism, Institute for Environmental and Nature Protection and Association OPGH Život.