LEMRACE… like LEMNOS (Λήμνος) and LANDRACE (local variety)! The new project by MedINA, “LEMRACE” paves the way aiming to strengthen the agricultural genetic heritage of Lemnos and focusing on the conservation and capitalisation of the island’s local crop varieties.

The actions that will follow within the project are numerous and equally interesting, always with the goal of enhancing our phytogenetic and envisioning a healthy and sustainable agri-food system on Lemnos.

The MedINA team is working intensively for the best possible implementation of the project at all levels, starting with the creation of the project’s logo, which expresses and what the project represents: the simplicity of nature nature and our land, and the power hidden in the tiniest of seeds , for a sustainable agri-food future!

The logo was created by the PRODUCTIVE LAND team, whom we sincerely thank for their excellent collaboration and support!

This is just the beginning! Stay tuned because soon we will launch the LEMRACE website and initiate the numerous planned actions to leverage the treasure of local crop varieties and their unique characteristics aiming to creating landmarks of added value!

The project “LEMRACE – Conservation of the plant genetic wealth of Lemnos: local varieties for sustainable development of the Lemnian agri-food system”, with a budget of €49,750.00, is implemented by the Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Anthropos and the Greek Gene Bank / Institute of Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources of ELGO-DIMITRA, in the framework of the funding programme “NATURAL ENVIRONMENT & INNOVATIVE ACTIONS 2023”, Priority Axis 4: “INNOVATIVE ACTIONS WITH CITIZENS”. The project belongs to the thematic field “A.4. Protection and Conservation of Biodiversity” and is funded by the Green Fund.