GENMEDA, Network of Mediterranean Plant Conservation Centres, is a network of seed banks and conservation centres of genetic resources of the Mediterranean flora who share a common floristic region, a geographical area with a similar landscape and a common set of problems concerning natural environment disruptions. GENMEDA’s 22 members and 3 new associate members from 12 countries of the Mediterranean contribute to the conservation of Mediterranean flora genetic resources.

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GENMEDA was co-organiser of the 3rd Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week:

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04 August 2022

BOOK REVIEW: Diaspores of the Balearic Islands – a superb new book

GRADAILLE, J. Ll., BONET, J. (2022) DIÀSPORES. Fruits I llavors de la Flora balear. Dispersió. Ed. Fundació Jardí Botànic de Sóller - Museu Balear de Ciències Naturals. SÓLLER. 548 pp., ISBN 978-84-09-37211-9. [2036 photos and 58 illustrations, all in colour] - Review by Costas A. Thanos, Prof. Emer., National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) Seed Bank (June 2022)

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25 July 2022

Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process – Networking Event “Disentangling the complexity and variability of Mediterranean temporary ponds (habitat type *3170)”

On 9-11 March 2022, a Natura 2000 networking event was organised at the Botanical Garden of Rome by LIFE PRIMED (LIFE17 NAT/GR/000511) to exchange good practices, forefront methods, lessons learned and results on the interpretation, conservation and management of EU Mediterranean temporary ponds (habitat 3170*) .

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18 May 2022

WILDFOOD Mid-term Conference & Policy Forum, 26-27 May 2022

WILDFOOD is a PRIMA funded project (2020-2023). The overall aim of WildFood is to promote the implementation of joint innovative strategies by involving different actors of the Wild Food Products value-chains in the Mediterranean area, focusing on selected products (mushrooms, truffles, aromatic plants, pine nuts, and acorns) in view of improving their quality and safety controls and sustainability.

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