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“Biodiversity for Opportunities, Livelihoods and Development,” or BOLD, is a groundbreaking project to improve food security and climate resilience globally and support livelihoods, health and wellbeing. Check out our GIFs and stickers for social media, learn more about this project and help us spread the word.

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We've created animated Giphy stickers which can be added to your social media content. They can be downloaded below.

To use our BOLD GIPHY stickers directly in apps, search for the sticker in Instagram/ Facebook stories or Twitter fleets by using @CropTrust.


We’ve developed messages you can use to help spread the word about the BOLD.

  • Climate change is the most urgent crisis of our time. To mitigate the effects of this crisis, we need resilient agriculture. This is where BOLD, a groundbreaking 10-year, USD 58 million project, comes in.

  • BOLD is harnessing crop diversity to adapt to the effects of the climate crisis.

  • It is entirely funded by the Norwegian Government. It will be led by Crop Trust in partnership with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and the International Plant Treaty.

  • BOLD builds on the major successes of the Crop Wild Relatives Project.

  • BOLD will support 15 national genebanks to better conserve and use their crop diversity. It will also fund and support genebanks to safely duplicate their invaluable collections and store them in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.

  • “Crop diversity is the backbone of agriculture,” says Crop Trust Executive Director Stefan Schmitz. “And seeds have never been more important to humanity—we must save what’s left of our crop diversity and continue the critical work we began through the CWR Project.”

  • “Biodiversity is crucial for sustainable food systems. This understanding is part of the reason for Norway’s establishment of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault,” says Minister for International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein. “We are pleased to support BOLD as it effectively translates conservation of crop diversity in genebanks into development outcomes related to food security.”

  • BOLD will support safeguarding crop diversity in genebanks, and support breeders, smallholder farmers and researchers to develop new crop varieties – an essential first step to secure a sufficient, healthy food supply for the world population.

  • BOLD is aligned with the Norwegian government’s action plan on sustainable food systems.

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