Input in Kind to CGN
Dutch breeders support approximately 10-15 % of the budget of the Dutch gene bank through:
- taking care of seed multiplication, on the basis of protocols provided by CGN, from various vegetable species, like lettuce, spinach, allium species, peas, faba bean
- taking care of seed multiplication, on the basis of protocols provided by CGN, of field crops like maize.
- evaluation of (parts of) CGN collections to create more knowledge on the genetic resources in particular with regard to abiotic and biotic stress; this allows users to make more optimal use of the genetic resources.
Several breeding companies signed collaboration agreements with the Dutch gene bank CGN to formalize the above described collaboration and the intention to continue the collaboration in the future.