Technical Input CGN
Dutch breeders have so far directly provided 6% of the collection of 24000 accessions of the CGN. 2/3 of these accessions belong to vegetable species and 1/3 to field crops. Breeders continue to provide materials if the available material to be provided strengthens the collection.
Through the "crop working groups" of CGN clear strategies are developed on how to optimize the current collections of CGN and extend the collection with new vegetable crops. Companies may either contribute to the existing collections with new varieties, or assist in developing new collections with old and new material from their own collections. Those new collections will be made available to third parties under the conditions of the SMTA.