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Webinar: Fast Tracking Climate Solutions from Genebank Collections

Hosted by the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) as part of the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate) Roadshow at COP27, the webinar, Fast Tracking Climate Solutions from Genebank Collections,...

Webinar: Fast Tracking Climate Solutions from Genebank CollectionsStaff at the CIAT (Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical) genebank, where thousands of varieties of cassava are stored at the headquarters in Palmira, Colombia. (Photo: Juan Arredondo/Reportage by Getty Images for the Crop Trust)
11/11/2022 11:00

Hosted by the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) as part of the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate) Roadshow at COP27, the webinar, Fast Tracking Climate Solutions from Genebank Collections, highlights the work of a CGIAR program and the importance of crop improvement research for building climate resilient supply chains.

Fast Tracking Climate Solutions from CGIAR Genebank Collections is expanding CGIAR’s and other organizations’ crop improvement research. This initiative is key to developing new crop varieties adapted to the stresses of climate change, including disruptions caused by drought, heat and flooding. Through this ambitious research program, scientists have already developed critical traits using the genebanks, strengthening the identification of high-value genetic diversity from germplasm collections and more efficiently leveraging this diversity to develop new varieties of climate-resilient crops.

Join virtually (11:00 am -12:00pm EST) to learn more about this program’s pioneering research, the value of collaboration in this research and opportunities to engage further. Speakers:

  • Jeffrey Rosichan, Program Director, FFAR (moderator)
  • Bram Govaerts, Director General a.i. (Secretary General and CEO), CIMMYT - CGIAR
  • Éliane Ubalijoro, Executive Board Member, Crop Trust
  • Gary Atlin, Senior Program Officer in the agricultural development initiative, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Sarah Hearne, Principal Scientist, CIMMYT - CGIAR
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