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Foods that Can Beat the Heat this Summer

Foods that Can Beat the Heat this Summer Summers are getting hotter year on year. Parts of Europe and North America experienced record-breaking high temperatures in June and July 2022 with the U.K.…

Ensuring Enough Eggplant for Everyone

Eggplant at a market stall, Valencia, Spain

Ensuring Enough Eggplant for Everyone The Crop Trust facilitated the development of a global strategy to conserve the diversity of eggplant and its wild relatives to help ensure food and nutrition…

A Nutritious Future Starts in Genebanks

A Nutritious Future Starts in Genebanks Beans, sorghum, pearl millet, peas and lentils have a lot to offer. These nutritious crops are not only tasty, versatile, gluten-free and nutritious, but they…

Crop Strategy: Eggplant (lowres)

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Crops in the Pacific Get a Boost to Withstand Climate Change

Crops in the Pacific Get a Boost to Withstand Climate Change Long-term food security in the Pacific is getting a much needed boost from the government of New Zealand and the Crop Trust. Prime…

Nuts About Peanuts

A smiling farmer holds her groundnut harvest. Photo: L. Vidyasagar/ICRISAT

Nuts About Peanuts The peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.), also known as groundnut, is native to South America, but is now grown throughout the tropics and subtropics. There, this delicious legume is a…

The Bean That Could Withstand Hurricanes

The Bermuda bean has evolved a root system that makes it more resistant to tropical storms. Photo: Neil Palmer/CIAT

The Bean That Could Withstand Hurricanes Daniel Debouck doesn’t believe in ghosts, but he says he saw one once... or rather a ghost species.  Debouck, the former head of the genebank at…

Early Flowering African Rice Beats the Heat

Field workers harvest samples of African rice for research and conservation. Photo: Neil Palmer/Crop Trust

Early Flowering African Rice Beats the Heat Some crop plants are just like people. They like to get their busy work done in the cool hours of the morning—before the heat of the day really…

Artists For Plants and Svalbard Global Seed Vault Launch "Seeds Planting Art" International Call

The 2022 Artists For Plants international call is focused on artworks dedicated to seeds.

Saving Tea

Hand holding fresh tea leaves

What is tea genetic diversity? Why is it important to conserve? Find out more through a Q&A with a tea expert, or a deep dive into the Global Conservation Strategy for Tea.

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