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Time to Act: Natural Disasters Underscore Climate Emergency

Time to Act: Natural Disasters Underscore Climate Emergency Stefan Schmitz | Executive Director As I write this, fires rage in Greece and Turkey, provoked by drought and searing heat waves. During…

Greener Grows the Alfalfa in Chile

Greener Grows the Alfalfa in Chile “You need to see it to believe it,” says Viviana Barahona, agronomist and extensionist at the Chilean Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIA) in…

At Estancia Los Niños, Rene Milicevic shows us one of the three 60+ year old alfalfas that Jorge Ivelic from INIA collected in Magallanes [growing behind the ‘daisy’]. This unique sample is now included in the Crop Wild Relatives pre-breeding trials at INIA Kampenaike. Tolerance to drought and frost are traits that researchers are looking for in Magallanes. In the central part of Chile, researchers are searching for drought and heat tolerance. Photo: LS Salazar/Crop Trust

Future Banana Health May Depend on Diversity From Farmers’ Fields

Future Banana Health May Depend on Diversity From Farmers’ Fields As one of the world’s most widely produced and consumed fruits and staple foods, bananas (including plantain) are of vital…

Banana flower at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). Photo: Shawn Landersz/Crop Trust

Don't Worry, There's a Plan Brewing for Global Coffee Conservation

Don't Worry, There's a Plan Brewing for Global Coffee Conservation We hear a lot about coffee being in trouble. Pests, diseases, climate change, you name it, they’re all coming for your brew. It is…

UNFSS Pre-Summit Addresses Agrobiodiversity in Sustainable Food Systems

UNFSS Pre-Summit Addresses Agrobiodiversity in Sustainable Food Systems From July 26 to 28, a wide range of stakeholders from the international community gathered at the United Nations Food Systems…

Maize diversity. (Photo: Luis Salazar/Crop Trust)

Virtual Workshop on "Unlocking" the Value in Germplasm Collections

Virtual Workshop on "Unlocking" the Value in Germplasm Collections Scientists from across the CGIAR, and its partner and donor organizations met in July 2021 to identify opportunities for enhancing…

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center's (CIMMYT) maize collection displayed at the center's genebank in Mexico

Serving Up Fruit and Vegetable Diversity

Serving Up Fruit and Vegetable Diversity Luigi Guarino | Director of Science A healthy diet includes five servings of fruits & vegetables daily. Yet the cost of such a diet exceeds what the…

Fresh fruits and vegetables on shelf in supermarket. For healthy concept

The Future Is Indeed Sweet for Sweetpotato Farmers in Zambia

The Future Is Indeed Sweet for Sweetpotato Farmers in Zambia The Crop Trust has signed an agreement with Zambia’s national genebank under the Seeds for Resilience Project to help safeguard the…

Maria Mtele holds recently harvested orange-fleshed sweet potatoes in a field in Mwasonge, Tanzania. Maria is a mother of 5 and farmer in Tanzania who relies on farming for food and income. Through a local agricultural program, Maria learned about a new crop of orange-fleshed sweet potatoes, specifically bred to thrive in sub-Saharan Africa. They taught her about soil irrigation, crop multiplication, and how to get her crops to market. She is now a leader in her farming group and teaches others what she?s learned. Maria increased her families? income and she is using this new income to build a new, sturdy home.

Wild Sorghum Offers Toolbox for Climate-Proofing Future Crops

Wild Sorghum Offers Toolbox for Climate-Proofing Future Crops Harnessing useful traits found in the weedy distant cousins (“wild relatives”) of domesticated crops to develop more climate-resilient…

Sorghum breeding at KALRO-Kibos, Kenya

New Online Course Dives into Genetic Resource Policies for CGIAR Scientists

New Online Course Dives into Genetic Resource Policies for CGIAR Scientists Since 2021, the CGIAR Genebank Platform Policy Module has developed and promoted an online course for CGIAR researchers and…

A researcher takes part in the G.O.A.L workshop. Photo: Crop Trust
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