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Country Bangladesh Capital : Dhaka

The Crop Trust has supported 4 projects in Bangladesh

  1. Chickpea: The Crop Trust supported the Plant Genetic Resources Centre of the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) to regenerate and characterize 50 chickpea accessions with the objective of rescuing threatened diversity and enhancing use of these crops.
  2. Grasspea: The Crop Trust provided support to the Plant Genetic Resources Centre of the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute to characterize and evaluate 1000 grass pea accessions for ODAP content (a neurotoxin that can cause irreversible paralysis when consumed in large quantities) and protein content with the aim of improving its nutritive quality and increasing consumption in Bangladesh and northern parts of India and Ethiopia.
  3. Grasspea: The Crop Trust supported the Plant Genetic Resources Centre of the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) to regenerate and characterize 1,200 grass pea accessions with the objective of rescuing threatened diversity and enhancing use of this crop.
  4. Lentil: The Crop Trust supported the Plant Genetic Resources Centre of the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute to regenerate and characterize 205 lentil accessions with the objective of rescuing threatened diversity and enhancing use of these crops.