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Country North Korea Capital : Pyongyang

The Crop Trust has supported 2 projects in North Korea

  1. Maize: The Pyongyang Crop Genetic Resources Institute (PCGRI) of the Academy of Agricultural Science received support to regenerate and characterize 2,520 maize accessions with the objective of rescuing threatened diversity and enhancing use of the crops. 2400 are safety duplicated in the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and Svalbard Global Seed Vault.
  2. Rice: The Pyongyang Crop Genetic Resources Institute (PCGRI) of the Academy of Agricultural Science received support to regenerate and characterize 3,512 rice accessions with the objective of rescuing threatened diversity and enhancing use of the crops. 3,300 accessions are safety duplicated in IRRI and a further 2400 in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.