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UN Radio: Andean Potato Crops Safeguarded Forever

Following the latest deposit at the Global Seed Vault, Stephanie Coutrix from UN Radio sat down with Senior Scientist Luigi Guarino, from the Crop Trust. Speaking about the indigenous communities from the Peruvian Andes, that decided to store 750 varieties ancient potato seeds in the Global Seed Vault, he said:

“The idea is that future generations of the Andean community near Cusco, Peru, can return and retrieve their seeds four the Seed Vault anytime in order to regrow certain crops that may no longer exist.”

Liste here to the full interview. Duration: 4’23”

Potato seeds once thought lost to the Andean people who introduced them to the world will now be safeguarded for future generations in a seed vault in the Arctic. For more information, please read the press release

 

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