EC-EPSO EXPO Conference on ‘Crop genetic improvement technologies’ on 14 July 2015 at the CNR headquarter in Milano was a major success with excellent and well balanced presentations and very open discussions – see discussion on twitter hashtag #expocrops. Read the background information here.

Genetic diversity a hidden tool in coping with climate change in ‘Coping with climate change: the roles of genetic resources for food and agriculture’ book release, 19.1.2015. Calling to improving knowledge, conservation and use of crop wild relatives, locally adapted varieties and breeds, plants, animals and microbes living inside of these and in the soil; Changing pressure on biological time incl. pollination patterns, shorter generational cycles; Learning from model plants like Arabidopsis thaliana.