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A Day at the Crop Trust

A Day at the Crop Trust Marie Haga | Marie's Corner Let me do a different Marie’s corner this time. I’ll give you a peek inside the organization on the morning of a random day – 18th September. After…

A Game of Two Halves

Luigi Guarino| Director of Science and Programs

A Game of Two Halves

A Game of Two Halves Luigi Guarino| Director of Science and Programs Watching the England football team succumb again a few days ago, it struck me that what the International Treaty on Plant…

A Global Rescue Plan for Fruit and Vegetable Diversity

A Global Rescue Plan for Fruit and Vegetable Diversity Charting a path forward to conserve precious genetic resources for future food options. Food plants contribute an astonishing array of colors,…

A Haven of Diversity

A Haven of Diversity For International Day of the Tropics, we're taking a look at a genebank for pacific crops and trees. When we talk about the Svalbard Global Seed Vault being the tip of the…

A Helping Hand to Reboot Seed Conservation in the Philippines

A Helping Hand to Reboot Seed Conservation in the Philippines Crop diversity is humanity’s lifeline. If we want to ensure our future food security, it must be protected. Genebanks contribute to this…

A Homecoming for Rice

A Homecoming for Rice AfricaRice will open its new genebank later this year, in Mbe, Côte d’Ivoire, more than a decade after the center re-located to Benin during a civil war. But first, all its rice…

Marie-Noelle Ndjiondjop with packets of rice samples in the AfricaRice genebank in Mbe. Photo: Neil Palmer/Crop Trust

A Legend Retires: Jane Toll

A Legend Retires: Jane Toll On the 23rd of October 1987, a young crop collector named Jane Toll was taking part in a collecting mission in central Chad, helping the staff of the young country’s…

A Little Wild in Our Rice

A Little Wild in Our Rice Scientists are collaborating with farmers in Vietnam in a new project which is striving to develop improved varieties of rice which can withstand the challenges of climate…

Almost two-thirds of the world’s population depend on rice as part of their daily sustenance. In Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, rice is harvested two or three times a year, and 80% of the 17 million people who live there are engaged in rice cultivation. During a recent Crop Wild Relatives visit, Crop Trust, IRRI and NMBU representatives consumed it steamed, puffed, in flakes, as noodles, as wine, to mention just a few of the ways the Vietnamese enjoy this staple crop. Photo: L.M. Salazar

A Look Back on 2016

A Look Back on 2016 Marie Haga | Marie's Corner In this "corner" we will take a look back at an exciting Crop Trust 2016 and welcome 2017 with some reflections on what we want to achieve. The Big…

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