Public-private partnerships with Dutch plant and animal breeding companies

CGN has developed public-private partnerships with Dutch plant and animal breeding companies for the development, maintenance and evaluation of its collections.

Regeneration and improving the collection

Plant and animal breeding companies in the Netherlands contribute cash or in-kind to the build-up and management of the CGN collections in order to make the material available for research and breeding purposes.

Evaluation

Plant and animal breeding companies carry out evaluations on material incorporated in the CGN collections. The results of these evaluations may be published on the CGN website.

Collecting

Plant and animal breeding companies co-finance collecting of crop wild relatives and farmers’ varieties, and inclusion of relevant animal breed germplasm in the collections.

Promoting use

In future, technological developments will offer increasing options to exploit the diversity in the collections.

Letter of Intent/Memorandum of Understanding

The companies listed at this page have agreed with CGN a Letter of Intent/Memorandum of Understanding expressing the intention to maintain this collaboration. Collaboration involves CGN’s animal and crop collections.

  • Bejo Zaden B.V.
  • CRV B.V.
  • De Groot en Slot B.V.
  • Enza Zaden Research and Development B.V.
  • Nunhems B.V.
  • Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V.
  • Syngenta Seeds B.V.
  • TOPIGS Nederland B.V.