Plant Gene Bank Council

Representatives of Hungarian breeders are members of crop specific Committees (field plants, vegetables, fruit plants, grapes, forest trees, medicinal and aromatic plants, ornamental plants and microorganisms) of the Plant Gene Bank Council (PGBC). PGBC is an advisory body operating under the Ministry of Rural Development. PGBC had to be established to fulfil the following tasks:

- standardization of methods used in gene banks,
- identification of the genetic resources to be conserved,
- decision on special scientific issues concerning the collections,
- opinion-forming on laws, research funding programmes, national action plans concerning plant genetic resources


Contact person for more information: Gábor Polgár (Hungarian Seed Association)