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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.
Field assessment at the NACGRAB field genebank in Ibadan, Nigeria. October 2023. (Photo: Georgina Smith/Crop Trust)
With a pair of tweezers, Mary Aditiku picks up a tiny okra seed, turns it over, and puts it back in place. Her hand is steady; her movements are precise. She repeats this action dozens of times, moving quickly across the plastic...
20 Feb 2024
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