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First national genetics bank for the conservation of plants

Malta is expected to have the first national genetics bank by June 2022, which will be based in Ħal Lija for the conservation of genetic resources of plants and other agricultural species.

Agriculture Minister Anton Refalo said that the €3 million project will provide a future to our past by protecting agricultural food for the coming generations.

Parliamentary Secretary for European Funds, Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi, said that the EU will finance €900,000 for the project which, he added, will serve as a study location on endemic and other species.