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Country Belgium Capital : Brussels

The Crop Trust has supported 6 projects in Belgium

  1. Aroids: With support from the Crop Trust the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KULeuven) worked with the Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), the International Potato Center (CIP) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) to develop protocols for the cryopreservation of edible aroids. The protocols will allow the routine, large-scale application of cryopreservation for long-term conservation of these crop collections.
  2. Banana: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KULeuven) hosts the international collection of banana managed by Bioversity International. Bioversity receives an in-perpetuity grant from the Crop Trust for the long-term conservation of the global banana collection it holds on behalf of the international community.
  3. Banana: With support from the Crop Trust, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KULeuven) completed the cryopreservation of the international collection managed by Bioversity International.
  4. Banana: Bioversity International receives an in perpetuity grant from the Crop Trust for the long term conservation of the global collection of banana held at KULeuven, Belgium on behalf of the international community.
  5. Cassava: With support from the Crop Trust the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KULeuven) worked with the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), the International Potato Center (CIP) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) to develop protocols for the cryopreservation of cassava. The protocols will allow the routine, large-scale application of cryopreservation for long-term conservation of these crop collections.
  6. Sweet Potato: With support from the Crop Trust the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KULeuven) worked with the Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), Colombia, the International Potato Center (CIP), Peru and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Fiji to develop protocols for the cryopreservation of sweet potato. The protocols will allow the routine, large-scale application of cryopreservation for long-term conservation of these crop collections.