Maintenance and scaling up potato growing and consumption heritage in Northern Baltic region to build up resilient communities

The Interreg BSR program facilitates collaboration among Baltic region countries and fosters the creation and expression of common position at the EU level.

01 December 2023
Technical details
In the MainPotRe project, the collaboration established between countries with similar views on the conservation of biodiversity and the maintenance and distribution of local potato varieties as part of this diversity, has created the opportunity to develop a joint position paper on the EU proposal for a Regulation on the production and marketing of plant reproductive material (PRM). Project partners AREI, METK, and LUKE had several rounds of discussions focusing on aspects that could promote the maintenance and distribution of seed potatoes of local and heritage varieties to small growers. This position has been submitted to the European Commission using the “Have your say” platform.