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Supercharging Nutrition with Wild Chickpea Relatives

Supercharging Nutrition with Wild Chickpea Relatives Chickpea is an excellent source of dietary fiber, with calcium and magnesium to boot, but new research shows we can do even more with the popular…

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A Wild Way to Boost Wheat Yields

A Wild Way to Boost Wheat Yields In the face of climate change, improving wheat varieties is essential to maintain yields—and genebanks are at the center of the process, a new study shows. Published…

A field technician harvests wheat at CIMMYT's El Batan experimental station

Fast-Tracking Food Security Using Space Science

Fast-Tracking Food Security Using Space Science Plant breeders developing new crop varieties are finding success after shifting their gaze from the fields to the stars. Scientists at the…

Grasspea at ICARDA’s facilities at Marchouch Station, Morocco. Photo: Michael Major/Crop Trust

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…

Farmers Know Best: Developing Salt-Tolerant Rice in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

Farmers Know Best: Developing Salt-Tolerant Rice in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta Just like everybody needs somebody to love, every new crop variety needs a farmer. Developing better seeds that can…

Honeybees Sweeten the Deal for Kazakhstani Alfalfa Farmers

Honeybees Sweeten the Deal for Kazakhstani Alfalfa Farmers They say you get more flies with honey, but an experiment on alfalfa in Kazakhstan found you also get greater yields with honeybees. The…

Crop Trust Signs Landmark Agreement With Kenya’s National Genebank

Crop Trust Signs Landmark Agreement With Kenya’s National Genebank As part of its Seeds for Resilience Project, the Crop Trust has signed the first of five major agreements with national genebanks in…

Sorghum near Kakemega County, Kenya. Photo: Michael Major/Crop Trust

Germinate: Crop Data at Your Fingertips

Germinate: Crop Data at Your Fingertips Until all too recently, sharing information on genetic resources was a hugely inefficient process that made collaboration, at times, impossible. The solution…

2020 Annual Report Letter from the Executive Director

2020 Annual Report Letter from the Executive Director An excerpt from our recently published 2020 Annual Report by Executive Director Stefan Schmitz No aspect of the Crop Trust’s work in 2020 was…

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Germany Supports the Crop Trust to Safeguard and Use Crop Diversity Globally

Germany Supports the Crop Trust to Safeguard and Use Crop Diversity Globally SEE PRESS RELEASE A Q&A with Crop Trust Executive Director, Stefan Schmitz A new project, funded by the German…

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