Preparatory actions on EU plant and animal genetic resources in agriculture

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Birch and alder

Start date: 01/01/1998 > Completion date: 12/31/2014

General information about the project/initiative

Name of the Project/Initiative: Birch and alder

General information about the organisation

Name: Teagasc
Post Code: NOCODE
Country: Ireland

Contact details of the person responsible for the project/initiative:

Name: Ellen O’ Connor
Phone number: +353 086 8151587

Description of the project/initiative

Domains covered by the project/initiative:

  • Forest genetic resources (FGR)

Number of partners: 4
Scope of the project: National
Initial motivation for starting the project/initiative: Tree breeding to supply a healthy and adapted supply of seed from improved populations of parents.

Actions which describe the project – Actions are ranked from 1 to 10

Managing genetic resources (collecting, conserving, maintaining, regenerating, optimising composition, etc.) 6
Generating information (phenotyping, genotyping, etc.) 2
Breeding and producing cultivars/breeds (including pre-breeding) 1
Managing information (databasing, interfacing, etc.) 8
Improving methodology (improving all the above, standardising, etc.) 7
Legal/policy matters (improving access, ABS, etc.) 9
Scientific research (analysing diversity, finding traits, etc.) 3
Promoting use (aiming at potential users) 4
Raising public awareness (aiming at the general public) 5

Budget and funding

Overall budget of the project/initiative (in Euros): 100,000
National government: 95%
Other public authorities than national government and agencies: 5%

Expected outcomes and communication


Increase knowledge X
Improve/conserve genetic resource materials X
Scientific community X
Genetic resources conservation community X

to develop improved planting material for forestry


Final consumers X
Policy makers X
Users of genetic resources such as breeders, farmers, industry X

Project/initiative to lead to the initiation of further projects/initiatives

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