Preparatory actions on EU plant and animal genetic resources in agriculture

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Albanian GenBank, Agricultural University of Tirana

Contact details

Address: Koder Kamez-Tirana-1029-Albania
Legal Status: Public research institution 0

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Cereals X Potatoes
Grasses Beets (sugar, fodder)
Legumes X Oil crops
Fibre crops Vine X
Vegetables X Fruits X
Ornamental crops Model plants (arabidospsis, medigaco spp, etc.) X

Type of material maintained:

Modern breeds and varieties Traditional breeds and varieties Populations Other(s)

Type of material stored:

Living collections Sperm Egg cells Seeds Tissue cultures Cells Other(s)

Collection description:

Date of start of the collection/population: 1991 – 2000
Expected period of maintenance of the collection (in years): 10 – 25
Size of the collection (number of breeds): 1000
Evolution of the size of the collection (last 10 years): ↗ < 20%

Objectives and identity

Geographic origin of the material in the collection: National
Population management:

  • ex situ
  • in situ
  • on-farm

Objective of maintaining the collection/population:

Conservation Research Breeding Training Awareness raising Other(s)



Use of available technical guidelines (e.g. FAO) Yes
Use of unique identifier Yes
Use of a documentation system Yes Eurisco
Database management system (software)



Document passport data Yes

Duplication of material and documentation

Material: Partially
Documentation: Yes

Overall viability level of your collection

Storage conditions of the collection

  • Seed bank
  • Living field bank

Access and distribution conditions

Providers Recipients
Use of Standard MTA of International Treaty on PGR for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) Use of Material Transfer Agreement (MTA)

Distribution of material (per year)

Percentage of requests which are fulfilled <10%
Number of EU countries in which samples are distributed 30
Number of Non-EU countries in which samples are distributed 15

Budget and funding

Yearly budget for the collection (in euros): < 10,000

Funding sources (in %)

Funding allocation (in %)

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