Global Access to Plant Genetic Resources

AGENT aims to unlock the full potential of the biological material stored in gene banks around the globe by using FAIR international data standards and an open digital infrastructure for the management of plant genetic resources.

Duration
5 Years
Funding
7 Million €
19 Partners
17 Countries

“For over 100 years, gene banks have been preserving plant genetic resources for future generations. By establishing a cooperation network between them, AGENT will help to take stock of these invaluable collections and make them accessible for modern breeding programmes around the world.”

Professor Nils Stein
IPK Gatersleben, Germany
AGENT Project Coordinator

AGENT contributes to the sustainable development goals no. 1, 2 and 15 of the United Nations: