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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.
Bart Panis of Bioversity International displays a rack of cryopreserved banana samples. As of October 2019, Bioversity International had cryopreserved 1108 samples of bananas and plantains. (Photo: Cierra Martin/Crop Trust)
Chilling Out for Conservation
CGIAR genebanks are using cryopreservation for the long-term conservation of crops that can’t be stored as seeds.
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23 Mar 2023
Reference seed collection. Crop Trust BOLD review of Vietnam national genebank - 24-28 October 2022. (Photo: Michael Major for Crop Trust)
BOLDly Strengthening Farmers’ Access to Diverse Quality Seeds
27 Dec 2022
Best of 2022: Celebrating Crop Diversity
21 Dec 2022
Rhodes College and Crop Trust Celebrate 10-Year Partnership
12 Dec 2022
Seeds of sorghum, millet, corn, wheat, barley and beans are some of the key crops being conserved in the Yemen national genebank. (Photo: Britta Skagerfalt/ Crop Trust)
Yemen Genebank Receives Emergency Funding
9 Dec 2022
As part of the Crop Wild Relatives alfalfa pre-breeding project, an “alfalfa varietal garden” has been established at INIA’s Research Center Kampenaike, where 33 lines that include materials from China, Kazakhstan, and Australia are growing. (Photo: Luis Salazar/Crop Trust)
Crop Science Honors Research on Crop Wild Relatives
7 Oct 2022