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Country Ecuador Capital : Quito

The Crop Trust has supported 3 projects in Ecuador

  1. Faba Bean: The Instituto Nacional Autónomo de Investigaciones Agropecuarias received support from the Crop Trust to regenerate and characterize 208 faba bean accessions with the objective of rescuing threatened diversity and enhancing use of the crops. All accessions are safety duplicated at the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
  2. Potato: The Instituto Nacional Autónomo de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIAP) received support from the Crop Trust to regenerate and characterize 898 potato accessions with the objective of rescuing threatened diversity and enhancing use of the crops.
  3. Potato: The Instituto Nacional Autónomo de Investigaciones Agropecuarias worked with partners in the LatinPapa Network, in particular the International Potato Center (CIP) and the Instituto Nacional Autónomo de Investigaciones Agropecuarias, to make and evaluate reciprocal crosses between the highland and lowland potato genepools, which have complementary adaptive and resistance traits, in order to develop breeding lines with increased frequency of desirable genes for use in developing early maturity cultivars with improved resistance to major diseases, and which are better suited to climate change and market forces.