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Exhibition "The wonderful anemones of Hiiumaa" at the University of Tartu Botanical Garden

The exhibition "The wonderful anemones of Hiiumaa" at the University of Tartu Botanical Garden.

From 3 May to 10 June, the exhibition "Hiiumaa's Amazing Angiosperms" at the University of Tartu Botanical Garden will showcase forms of the yellow pondweed and the common pondweed found in the nature of Hiiumaa, the species diversity of which is probably unique in the world.

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President of the Estonian Academy of Sciences Tarmo Soomere visited Genebank Finland

The President of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, Academician Tarmo Soomere, and representatives of the Algerian University of Agriculture visited the genebank of the Rural Science Centre. The head of the Genebank, Külli Annamaa, gave a brief overview of the activities of the Genebank, its participation in international projects and seed collection expeditions.

Marko Kass, Deputy Director and Liina Jakobson, Head of the Breeding Department, introduced the activities of the Rural Knowledge Centre to the guests.

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Exhibition "Latin cuisine" at the University of Tartu Botanical Garden

In his autobiographical memoir The Latin Kitchen, Oskar Luts vividly described his studies in pharmacy at the University of Tartu.

On Friday 8 December, the eponymous exhibition at the University of Tartu Botanical Garden will provide insights into medieval medicine, pharmacy and monasticism, and the role of pharmacies past and present.  

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10th session of the ITPGRFA Governing Body

Külli Annamaa, Head of the Genebank at the Centre for Rural Research and Knowledge, will participate in the 10th session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Agriculture (ITPGRFA) at FAO Headquarters in Rome.

The session will take place on the theme "From seeds to innovative solutions, safguarding our future: contributing to the implementation of the Global Biodiversity Framework for sustainable food systems."

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Seminar on wild relatives of cultivated plants.

A Nordic-Baltic seminar on "Conservation of wild relatives of cultivated plants" was held at the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry on 23-24 October. The project is coordinated by the Nordic Genetic Resource Centre NordGen.
A total of 41 specialists in the field attended the seminar. From Estonia, Külli Annamaa, Head of the Genebank of the Centre of Estonian Rural Research and Knowlege, and Rene Aavola, breeder of forage grasses, participated.

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EURISCO database training

A training course for users of the EURISCO database was held in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) from 12-14 September.

The training was conducted by Stephan Weise, head of the ECPGR Information and Documentation Working Group. Staff from 15 national gene banks participated.

The training included practical work with the gene bank data, their organisation and uploading to the EURISCO database.

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