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Giving Diversity a Chance

Bags of rice at Vietnam market

Giving Diversity a Chance By Stefan Schmitz, Crop Trust Executive Director, and Luigi Guarino, Crop Trust Director of Science  We at the Global Crop Diversity Trust work to make sure that food…

Protecting Your Halloween Pumpkin from Climate Change

Protecting Your Halloween Pumpkin from Climate Change Halloween is almost here, and many of us will celebrate this autumn festival by carving a jack-o’-lantern pumpkin. But as you light a candle to…

Deadline Extended for Grant Proposals to Safeguard Seeds in Svalbard

Deadline Extended for Grant Proposals to Safeguard Seeds in Svalbard As announced recently, the Crop Trust, in coordination with its partners at NordGen, the Norwegian Ministry of Food and…

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,…

Perfecting the Potato, With Help From Peru’s Farmers

Farmers from Colpar in central Peru share their preferences for potatoes with researchers from the International Potato Center and Grupo Yanapai. Ultimately, the farmers will decide which potato varieties they plant in their fields so researchers are eager to get them involved early on in the selection process. Photo: Crop Trust/Michael Major

Perfecting the Potato, With Help From Peru’s Farmers This World Food Day, the International Potato Center (CIP) announced a new disease-resistant potato developed with the Crop Trust’s support.…

The Future of Food is Wild

CIP-Matilde tubers. Photo: CIP

The Future of Food is Wild Climate change is making it harder for farmers to grow enough food to feed their families. A new potato variety called CIP-Matilde, developed by the International Potato…

Announcing Support to Back up Crop Collections in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Photo: Svalbard Global Seed Vault/Riccardo Gangale

Announcing Support to Back up Crop Collections in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault Because seeds don’t last forever, not even in genebanks, the Crop Trust and partners will help genebanks and other…

Biodiversity for Food Security: A BOLD Approach

IRRI, LOS BANOS, PHILIPPINES, 9 AUGUST 2016: Workers conduct drought resistance rice sampling at the International Rice Research Institute. IRRI is the world’s premier research organization dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice science; improving the health and welfare of rice farmers and consumers; and protecting the rice-growingenvironment for future generations. IRRI is an independent, nonprofit research andeducational institute founded in 1960 by the Ford and Rockefeller foundations, withsupport from the Philippine government. The institute, headquartered in LosBaños,Philippines, has offices in 17 rice-growing countries in Asia and Africa, and About 1,000 staff members. Working with in-country partners, IRRI develops advanced rice varieties that yield more grain and better withstand pests and disease as well as flooding, drought, and other destructive effects of climate change. More than half of the rice area in Asia is planted to IRRI-bred varieties or their progenies. The institute develops new and improved methods and technologies that enable farmers to manage their farms profitably and sustainably, and recommends rice varieties and agricultural practices suitable to particular farm conditions as well as consumer preferences. IRRI assists national agricultural research and extension systems in formulating and implementing country rice sector strategies. (Photo by Brent Stirton/Reportage by Getty Images for Crop Trust.)

Biodiversity for Food Security: A BOLD Approach A groundbreaking 10-year project is launching to improve food security and climate resilience globally and support livelihoods, health and wellbeing.…

Regaining Momentum for Agrobiodiversity Conservation at the UN Food Systems Summit

Photo: Michael Major/Crop Trust

Regaining Momentum for Agrobiodiversity Conservation at the UN Food Systems Summit Stefan Schmitz | Crop Trust Executive Director The upcoming United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) could mark a…

Genebanks Have Safely Stored Seeds Crucial for Food Security for Decades, Study Finds

Plastic tubs used to germinate seeds, thus testing their viability, in a seed lab

Genebanks Have Safely Stored Seeds Crucial for Food Security for Decades, Study Finds Over the last half-century, genebanks have played an essential role in safeguarding global food security for the…

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