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2014

The Role of Partnerships in Post 2015 Development Agenda 15 April 2014
Joint event of the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations: “The role of partnerships in the implementation of the post 2015 development agenda” 9...
Australian Deposit into Svalbard and Australia's Crop Wild Relatives 12 March 2014
NEW AUSTRALIAN SEED DEPOSIT Indigenous crop wild relatives, brassica, oats among seeds that find safe haven in Svalbard Global Seed Vault It is cold and white outside. The wind blows snowflakes...
Photos from 26 February Deposit into the Svalbard Global Seed Vault 26 February 2014
Here you will find pictures from the deposit into the Svalbard Global Seed Vault from Okayama University in Japan, Embrapa in Brazil, The International Potato Center, The International Maize and...
Marie's Corner: The Executive Board and Program Updates 24 February 2014
Marie’s Corner – February 2014 Our biggest Crop Trust event in February is our next Executive Board Meeting. We are eager to welcome our largely new Board to Svalbard today. While waiting...
The Sustainable Development Goals 04 February 2014
Eighth session of the open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals February 4, 2014 - New York Today Marie Haga presents in New York at the the Eighth session of the open Working Group on the...
Work with nature, feed the world 21 January 2014
When you construct a house, you have to make sure that the foundation is right and strong. If we are serious about feeding a growing population more nutritious food, in the midst of the pretty...
A New Year with A Renewed Drive 17 January 2014
Happy New Year and welcome to a busy Crop Trust 2014! The Crop Trust Executive Board made very important decisions at its last meeting in Rome in October. The new Strategic Work Plan and the...
Speech to experts on 'big data' and crop diversity 16 January 2014
Last week, I had the pleasure to meet some truly brilliant, enthusiastic, and smart individuals in San Diego at a meeting on the use of big data approaches to help better explore the seed diversity...

2013

Fact-checking the zeitgeist 19 November 2013
We use 43 muscles to frown but only 17 to smile. 89.2% of all statistics are made up on the spot. You can probably think of examples. Numbers such as these have...
Marie's Corner: The Fall Report 15 October 2013
The last Marie’s Corner was published in the beginning of August. It is my pleasure to present a few highlights of our work in August and September. EXECUTIVE UPDATES Governing Body meeting of...

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