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Country Israel Capital : Jerusalem

The Crop Trust has supported 4 projects in Israel

  1. Barley: The Institute for Cereal Crops Improvement (ICCI) received support from the Crop Trust to regenerate, characterize and safety duplicate 600 barley accessions with the objective of rescuing threatened diversity and enhancing use of the crops. The accessions are backed up at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway.
  2. Barley: The Crop Trust supported the Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa, Israel to recollect wild barley and undertake a comparative evaluation of old and newly collected germplasm for drought resistance with the aim of identifying best performing genotypes and making them available for further studies and breeding, A total of 36 genotypes were found to be resistant to drought.
  3. Wheat: The Institute for Cereal Crops Improvement (ICCI) received support from the Crop Trust to regenerate, characterize and safety duplicate 300 wheat accessions with the objective of rescuing threatened diversity and enhancing use of the crops.
  4. Wheat: The Crop Trust supported the Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa, Israel to recollect and test wild wheat for drought resistance with the objective of assessing the impact of climate change and identifying best performing genotypes in order to make these available for additional studies and breeding