GENMEDA is a network of seed banks and conservation centres of genetic resources of the Mediterranean flora who share a common floristic region, a geographical area with a similar landscape and a common set of problems concerning natural environment disruptions. GENMEDA’s 13 founding members and 5 new associate members from 10 countries of the Mediterranean contribute to the conservation of Mediterranean flora genetic resources.

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16 April 2018

Call for Abstracts - 2nd Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week

The 2nd Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week (MPCW) will take place in La Valetta, Malta, 12-16 November2018. This year's theme is “Conservation of Mediterranean Plant Diversity: Complementary Approaches and New Perspectives”. The Call for Abstacts is now open until 15 May 2018. Main organizers: CARE-MEDIFLORA project IUCN-MED. Click here for more information.

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31 January 2018


EUROGARD VIII – Eighth European Botanic Gardens Congress: “Botanic Gardens, People and Plants for a Sustainable World” and XV AIMJB Symposium – Simposio de la Asociación Ibero-Macaronésica de Jardines Botánicos will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, 7-11 May 2018.

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31 January 2018

The first European Community Exchange on Seed Diversity and Sovereignty in Barcelona, Spain

From 23 to 27 September 2017 in Barcelona, Spain, the Global Diversity Foundation (GDF) organised the 1st European Community Exchange (ECE) on Seed Diversity and Sovereignty.

GENMEDA current members

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Institut Botànic - Jardí Botànic de Barcelona, Spain
Conservatoire Botanique National Méditerranéen de Porquerolles, France
Consejería de Turismo, Cultura y Medio Ambiente (Región de Murcia), Spain
Fundació Jardí Botànic de Sóller, Spain
Department of Biological, Geologica! and Environmental Sciences, Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy
CIHEAM - Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Greece
Universita’ degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy
Jardí Botànic of the Universitat de València, Spain
Argotti Botanic Gardens Universita of Malta, Malta
Institut Scientifique de Rabat, University Mohammed V of Rabat, Morocco
University of Mansoura, Faculty of Sciences, Botany Dept., Egypt

Associate members

Agricultural Research Institute, Cyprus
Conservatoire Botanique de Corse, France
National Research Institute for Rural Engineering, Water and Forestry)-Laboratory of Management and Valorisation of Forest Resources, Tunisia
Institut des Régions Arides (Arid Regions Institute)- Laboratory of Rangelands Ecology, Tunisia
University Saint Joseph - Laboratory for Seed Germination and Conservation and 'Jouzour Loubnan' Seed bank, Lebanon