INCREASE – Intelligent Collections of Food Legumes Genetic Resources for European Agrofood Systems

The INCREASE CSE-Team wishes all bean enthusiasts a happy Easter!

We wish all members of the INCREASE community wonderful Easter holidays and want to express a huge thank you to all participants of the INCREASE Citizen Science Experiment (CSE) – for your enthusiasm and patience.

The INCREASE Citizen Science Experiment is right in the middle of the SMTA phase and the CSE Team needs to supply 9,000 citizens with bean seeds. So far more than 4,000 SMTAs have been activated, focusing on Southern Europe (only a few from Northern Europe could already be activated). More than 3,200 citizen scientists have accepted the SMTA so far and around 3,000 seed envelopes were already sent via post and are currently on their way from Ancona to our dear CSE participants. The dream bean team in Ancona does an incredible job in seed bag packing and sending and we want to give them a big thank you!

We can’t wait to see you gardening and are happy to see pictures related with arrival of seeds in the Facebook groups.

We also want to reassure all waiting citizens that you are in the pipeline to be activated after Easter. Thank you for your patience.

Your CSE-Team