Dutch breeders contribute approximately 10-15 % of the budget of the Dutch gene bank CGN (Centre for Genetic Resources).
How do they do this? By:
- Taking care of seed multiplication, on the basis of protocols provided by CGN (Centre for Genetic Resources), for various vegetable species, like lettuce, spinach, allium species, peas, faba bean and for field crops like maize
- Evaluating parts of the CGN collection 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 have signed collaboration agreements with the Dutch gene bank CGN to formalize the outlined collaboration and their intention to continue this collaboration in the future.