Field visit 1 – Centre for Plant Diversity (NÖDIK), Tápiószele
Field visit at the Genebank – @NBGK- NÖDIK as part of the 11th Let’s Liberate Diversity! Forum!
To register to the field visit you first need to be registered to the Forum –> Register HERE
NÖDIK is the basic institute for the conservation of plant genetic resources in Hungary, coordinating national ex situ and in situ (on farm) gene conservation activities – with the leadership of the control authorities and the professional support of the Plant Genebank Council – besides maintaining and developing its own genetic resource collections, based on the relevant international treaties and Hungarian and EU regulations.
The major duties of NÖDIK include the development of the national arable crop and vegetable genetic material collections, their agro-botanical analysis and assessment, documentation and dissemination besides their medium and long term preservation in cooled seed storage rooms or in some cases through in vitro cultures. Further tasks include organization and coordination related to the conservation of Hungarian landraces, ecotypes and populations – well adapted to the local conditions – at their original production sites (in situ or on farm).
The visit as a tour around the institute, starts with a walk in the botanic garden, then genebank’s laboratory building will be introduced when visitors can get familiar with the main activities (collection, conservation, re-plantation), and the route of the collected items (identification-cleaning-germination-drying-storage) they can also see the drying chamber in function, and they can take a look into the 0 and -20C° storage rooms.
The visit starts in the morning, participants will come back at 4pm to @MATE university campus.
The lunch is provided directly at the Genebank.
There is a maximum number of 20 participants.
If you do not attend the field visits, you can stay @MATE university campus, Villányi Út and follow different activities:
- Room 1- Seeds and Agrobiodiversity in Hungary (in HU with English interpretation)
- Room 2 – Milan Urban Food Policy Pact