Involved Countries: Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan
Project Fund: 118,000
Project Donor(s): GCDT
Project Duration: 2004-2007
Project Partners: Bioversity
Upgrade field genebank facilities and operations at Pomological Gardens, Kazakhstan and Garrygalla Research Centre on PGR, Turkmenistan; Improve strategies and standards for managing the collections; Develop the capacity and skills of genebank staff; Improve characterization and documentation of the collections; Improve communication and exchange of germplasm between that two collections, scientists and farmers community. Ensure safety duplication of the most important apple accessions by local people, on farms and in home gardens and in the two collections.