The Global Genebank Partnership is solidified by this five-year program established between the Crop Trust and the CGIAR Consortium to manage and provide sustainable support for the crop collections held at CGIAR Centers.
The Crop Trust’s Endowment funds a portion of these costs, with the CGIAR meeting the remainder. The Crop Trust receives technical and financial reports from the eleven crop genebanks, in addition to overseeing the recently established genebank Performance Indicators. Genebanks are also reviewed externally by Crop Trust staff as a part of the CGIAR Research Program every five years. These oversight activities ensure the core of the global system is of quality standard and financially safeguarded.