GenRes Bridge - Joining forces for genetic resources and biodiversity management

“Valorising Genetic Resources in agricultural and Forestry systems :

How to evaluate and enhance the role of Genetic Resources

in agroecology or evolution-oriented forestry?”

23-24 June 2020 (Online)

The objective of this 2-day workshop is to elaborate key messages and recommendations to stakeholders, policy makers and researchers on how to consider genetic resources in an agro-ecology and evolution-oriented forestry perspective.

Programme of the workshop

23 June 2020 (Day 1)

9.00-12.00 CET : Setting the scene (Open session)

GenRes Bridge project aims to share ideas on the role of Genetic Resources in agroecology or evolution-oriented forestry. This webinar is open to project partners and experts. Please don’t hesitate to share this information with stakeholders, students etc. The number of seats is limited to 100 participants
Three keynote speakers will present three different perspectives on agroecology or evolution -oriented forestry:

  • Manuel Luque, FEAGAS; Spain on ‘How Animal and Forest are interacting in the production of typical products’
  • FAO, (speaker to be confirmed)  on ‘The way agroecology is discussed in different international bodies’
  • INRAE, (speaker to be confirmed)
  • Introduction to the Wikipedia workshop on the 2nd day

24 June 2020 (Day 2)

9.00-12.00 CET : Brainstorming on the key topics (This session is reserved for project partners and selected experts)

Different topics have been identified, but we welcome your proposals for other hot topics. The work will be organised in sub-groups.
The already identified topics (you can discuss or comment through):

  • Is there still a need to analyse if Genetic resources are relevant and useful for agroecology?
  • Do we need specific genetic resources to achieve the goals of agroecology and agroforestry?
  • On the other hand: what do Genetic resources managers/stakeholders expect from agroecology?
  • The different time scales to consider in the three domains (plants, animals, forests) can result in different needs and expectations. Evolution (Co-evolution) can be seen/analysed from different point of view
  • How to integrate management of Genetic Resources  and agroecological environment/Production system?

14.00-16.00 CET: ”Wikipedia Editing session”: enhancing knowledge about agroecology and Genetic Resources (reserved for project partners and selected experts)

Sharing knowledge through Wikipedia is becoming a very effective way to create awareness on less known topics, as many people consult it on a daily basis. This free online encyclopedia is the fifth most popular website in the world with 22 million articles written in 285 languages, available to anyone who has an electronic device connected to internet and created by thousands of volunteers with an open-source software.
As part of this workshop, we are offering a Wikipedia training session through which you can become a Wikipedia editor and can share your science more widely. It will be a hands-on session: we will edit selected articles together, according to the areas of expertise of the participants.

Organizer: Ewa Hermanowicz 

Please register or propose experts who should be part of this workshop by contacting the organisers below.
You can share ideas about the issues to discuss in groups on DAY 2 through this mailing list.

For more information:
Eléonore Charvolin-Lemaire (INRAE, France)
Gwendal Restoux (INRAE, France)
François Lefevre (INRAE, France)
Enrico Sturaro (University of Padova, Italy)
Ewa Hermanowicz (European Forest Institute)

 GenRes Bridge
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020

research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 817580