Food Security and Germplasm Conservation Bring Crop Trust and CATIE Together
Photo: Luis Salazar for Crop Trust
11 May 2023
Food security and the development of a strategy to conserve germplasm of great importance for Mesoamerican agriculture is the main interest that leads CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) and the Crop Trust to work together. In April, Stefan Schmitz, Executive Director of the Crop Trust, visited CATIE's headquarters in Costa Rica to learn first-hand about the Orthodox Seed Germplasm Bank and CATIE's coffee and cacao collections, as well as the joint efforts being made to conserve them, since the future of agriculture could lie in the germplasm they house.