New BOLD Project Website Launched
1 June 2023
Visitors can now learn all about the Biodiversity for Opportunities, Livelihoods and Development (BOLD) Project in a recently launched website. The Crop Trust developed the new BOLD website to provide in-depth information and outputs about the 10-year project.
“We wanted to create a one-stop shop where visitors and our partners could dive deep into the Project’s activities and projected outputs,” said Benjamin Kilian, BOLD’s Project coordinator.
BOLD is 10-year project which is working to strengthen food and nutrition security worldwide by supporting the conservation and use of crop diversity. Led by the Crop Trust, and in strategic partnership with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) and the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA), BOLD builds on the Crop Wild Relatives Project (2011–2021), which aimed to collect important species of crop wild relatives, ensure their long-term conservation and facilitate their use in breeding new, improved crops.
The website provides details about the project at a glance and provides answers to frequently asked questions. A timeline on the website charts activities since the project’s official launch in September 2021. In the resource section, visitors can read a series of blog posts and media stories about BOLD. The ‘Making Crop Diversity Available’ work package provides details about the seven crops chosen for further pre-breeding and participatory evaluation work with farmers. Visitors can also download flyers with varying levels of information about the project.
The Crop Trust also recently released a short video which encapsulates the BOLD Project.
“The BOLD Project is gaining momentum and scaling up. The website provides a foundation from which we will build,” said Benjamin. “As the BOLD Project matures we will add more outputs on the website just as we have in the legacy website of the Crop Wild Relatives Project.”