PROJECT ACTIVITIES

Initially, through a series of meetings, both project partners agreed a plan of activities. Quarterly, a procurement plan has been prepared and a budget defined. After that, sites were established in the mentioned regions where there are information about indigenous varieties of fruits and vines. During the autumn of 2017 there was a field visit, mapping, recording and determination of indigenous varieties in the border area. The created map of the sites of autochthonous varieties was used for further testing, taking soil samples as well as plant material that would later be kept under strictly controlled conditions and with the culture of tissues and other copying techniques preserved from oblivion. In addition to its goal of preserving autochthonous varieties, the project also contributes to the development of higher education institutions through networking and collaboration with other institutions of the same type. The equipment purchased through this project will significantly improve and facilitate the work of both teaching staff and VSTŠSS students in Požarevac.