Nordic Crop Wild Relatives – conservation for a more resilient Nordic agriculture

  • Fitzgerald, Heli (Participant)
  • Hyvärinen, Marko (Participant)
  • Palme, Anna (Project manager)
  • Weibull, Jens (Project manager)
  • Kiviharju, Elina (Participant)
  • Hagenblad, Jenny (Participant)
  • Lund, Birgitte (Participant)
  • Þorbjörnsson, Hjörtur (Participant)
  • Endresen, Dag (Participant)
  • Bjureke, Kristina (Participant)
  • Rasmussen, Morten (Participant)
  • Lanqvist, Sara (Participant)

Project Details


Nordic networking project for CWR conservation

Layman's description

The long-term aim:
The long-term aims of this project is to contribute to a more resilient Nordic agriculture by conserving the raw material (genetic resources) needed for adaptation of agricultural plants to climate change, including extreme weather events. The network aims to achieve Nordic synergy in the field of crop wild relative conservation and sustainable use, and to facilitate Nordic cooperation on this topic.

Expected outcomes:
A travelling exhibition and information folder, stakeholder meeting, project meetings, updates of the Nordic CWR homepage including plant portraits, strengthening the existing Nordic CWR network
Effective start/end date01/03/202030/06/2022


Wild genetic resources – a tool to meet climate change

Fitzgerald, H., Palme, A., Weibull, J., Kiviharju, E., Rasmussen, M., Hagenblad, J., Åsdal, Å., Endresen, D., Thorbjornsson, H., Lund, B. & Carlson-Nilsson, U.


Project: Research project

Ecosystem services: Genetic resources and crop wild relatives

Fitzgerald, H., Asdal, Å., Palme, A., Rasmussen, M., Weibull, J., Lund, B., Thorbjornsson, H. & Endresen, D.


Project: Research project

Research Output

  • 1 Commissioned report

Nordic Crop Wild Relative conservation: A report from two cooperation projects 2015-2019

Palme, A., Fitzgerald, H., Weibull, J., Bjureke, K., Eisto, K., Endresen, D., Hagenblad, J., Hyvärinen, M., Kiviharju, E., Lund, B., Rasmussen, M. & Þorbjörnsson, H., 31 Mar 2019, Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers. 71 p. (TemaNord; no. 533)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access