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Wild Cousins Boost Eggplant Breeding on Our Warming Planet

Wild eggplant. Photo: Luis Salazar/Crop Trust

Wild Cousins Boost Eggplant Breeding on Our Warming Planet The world’s farmers urgently need new crop varieties that are resilient to such results of climate change as droughts and outbreaks of new…

Seed Collecting, Conservation and Collaboration in West Africa

Seed Collecting, Conservation and Collaboration in West Africa As a young boy growing up in Niger, Hamidou Falalou fell in love with the search for answers and knew he wanted to become a scientist.…

GRIN-Global Community Edition: A Collective Step Forward for Genebank Data Managers

“Genetic resources safeguarded in a genebank are useful only if they are accompanied by data that is easy to access and can be trusted,” says Juan Carlos Alarcón, the GRIN-Global Frontrunner, who is pictured here far right with representatives from (L to R) Bolivia, Uruguay and Paraguay. “The management of information is indispensable to safeguard the diversity of our crops. And, more importantly, to make it available to potential users.”

GRIN-Global Community Edition: A Collective Step Forward for Genebank Data Managers All genebanks need sound data management to keep track of the inventories of seeds in their cold rooms and fields,…

A Year of Great Hope

A Year of Great Hope 2021 reflections by Stefan Schmitz, Crop Trust Executive Director 

When we look back, a decade from now, the year 2021…

Protecting Vanilla, One of Our Favorite Flavors

Protecting Vanilla, One of Our Favorite Flavors Baking enthusiasts everywhere love to talk about vanilla—what type they like, how they use it, and of course, its delicious flavor and aroma. But…

ICRISAT in India Ready for First Shipments to Safety Duplicate Genebank Collections

Diversity in chickpea

ICRISAT in India Ready for First Shipments to Safety Duplicate Genebank Collections Genebanks are sometimes caught up in unexpected events. Natural catastrophes, pandemics, wars and other crises can…

Five Key Messages from "It Starts with a Seed" at GLF Climate

Collecting Medicago seed in regeneration plots of ICARDA Terbol. Photo: Michael Major/Crop Trust

Five Key Messages from "It Starts with a Seed" at GLF Climate At the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference earlier this month, global leaders discussed how to best strengthen the world's ability to…

Five Standout Messages from “Into the Wild” at GLF Climate

In Kazakhstan, we saw 'Medicago falcata' everywhere, a yellow-flowered wild relative of alfalfa that is drought and cold tolerant. It is one of the many alfalfa Crop Wild Relatives being crossed with its domesticated counterpart, 'M. sativa', by our pre-breeding partners in China (GRI / CAAS), Chile (Inia Chile), Australia (SARDI) and, of course, Kazakhstan (KSRIAPG).

Five Standout Messages from “Into the Wild” at GLF Climate Over the past decade, withering heat waves, immense storms and extreme droughts have threatened the production of food crops around the…

Crop Trust Executive Director Stefan Schmitz at GLF Climate: We Depend on Seeds for Survival

Crop Trust Executive Director Stefan Schmitz at GLF Climate: We Depend on Seeds for Survival The Crop Trust's Executive Director, Stefan Schmitz, delivered a keynote speech at the 2021 Global…

Crop Trust Finance Director Janet Muir on Sustainable Finance Solutions at GLF Climate

October 28, 2015. Alonso Onogama a farmer from the indigenous ethnic group Embera Chamí at one of the Chacras or farming fields where a variety crop including cassava are farmed. The indigenous Community of has been working with the Red Caquetá Paz and NGO that helps relocated families from the armed conflict and educates in best practices for farming Cassava and other crops in San Jose Canelos, Caquetá, Colombia. Photo Credit: Juan Arredondo/Reportage by Getty Images for The Global Crop Diversity Trust.

Crop Trust Finance Director Janet Muir on Sustainable Finance Solutions at GLF Climate The Crop Trust's Director of Finance, Janet Muir, delivered a keynote speech at the 5th Investment Case…

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