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From cutting-edge research to work saving seeds in communities, even our small actions can have a big impact on saving crop diversity and putting it to good use. Read the latest news highlighting these efforts and more.
Due to the El Niño weather phenomenon droughts has forced the farmers to postpone the farming of Cassava. Cauca, Colombia. (Photo: Juan Arredondo/Reportage by Getty Images for Crop Trust)
The climate crisis is upon us, and its effects are becoming impossible to ignore. Extreme heatwaves, more frequent floods, and prolonged droughts are wreaking havoc on our planet. Including our food supply: agriculture depends on...
18 Sep 2023
Multi-colored alfalfa (Medicago sativa subspecies varia) at the research farm of the Kazakhstan Research Institute of Agriculture and Plant Growing (KSRIAPG). Photo: Michael Major for Crop Trust
13 Sep 2023
Pisum sativum. Seed regeneration plots at American University of Beirut's AREC station near ICARDA's Terbol station in Lebanon's Beqaa Valley. Photo: Michael Major/Crop Trust
11 Sep 2023
IITA's genebank, Genetic Resources Center, houses the world’s largest collection of cowpea. Photo: Tchamba Marimagne/IITA
Farmer in southwestern Kenya explains he would be interested in expanding his sorghum cultivation, using the best-performing varieties. However, a key obstacle is the access to finance. (Photo: Manon Koningstein for the Crop Trust)
30 Aug 2023
21 Aug 2023