De Oerakker: a platform facilitating the conservation and use of old Dutch varieties

Kik, C.; Bas, N.; Dooijeweert, W. van; Menting, F.B.J.


A historic overview of the Dutch efforts concerning the conservation and use of old crop varieties is presented. Also attention is given to the current efforts to properly describe, multiply and market Dutch heritage varieties in order to maintain this precious material in a sustainable manner.