In the past decades, it has become clear that rich biodiversity ensures undeniable benefits for the maintenance of our ecosystem, including protection of water resources, healthier soil conditions, nutrient storage and contribution to climate stability. In other words, biodiversity fulfills any need of human beings including good food, clothing, medicine and material for shelter. These concepts have been understood and conservation of agrobiodiversity is increasing also thanks to active EU players, who, over the years have encouraged, developed and promoted the dynamic management of diversity on farm and in gardens.

The H2020 projects CAPSELLA and DIVERSIFOOD, both working on issues related to agrobiodiversity and food, met in Pisa to discuss how the European seed networks could benefit and be supported by ICT tools, especially the ones that will be developed in the frame of CAPSELLA. To read the full press release please click here