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Crop Trust at UNFCCC COP23

Crop Trust at UNFCCC COP23 The Crop Trust hosts a series of side events at COP23 for setting an agenda for transforming agricultural development in the face of climate change. Both part of the cause…

HRH The Prince of Wales Hosts a 'Food Forever' Reception with the Crop Trust

HRH The Prince of Wales Hosts a 'Food Forever' Reception with the Crop Trust The Prince of Wales, Crop Trust Global Patron, will host a reception on the theme of 'Food Forever - Actions for a…

The International Agrobiodiversity Congress, 6-9 November 2016 - New Delhi, India

The International Agrobiodiversity Congress, 6-9 November 2016 - New Delhi, India The Crop Trust is excited to announce the very first International Agrobiodiversity Congress (IAC) to…

A farmer plows the land with oxen at the Agustina Farm in Morales, Cauca. A drought fueled by the El Niño phenomenon in 2015 forced farmers to delay planting cassava in Cauca, leaving fields bare far into the growing season. As such disruptions become more frequent under climate change, farmers will need more cassava varieties that are both drought tolerant and fast-growing enough to plant whenever the rain arrives.

Expert Consultation Group Meeting

Expert Consultation Group Meeting -- 29 November to 1 December 2016, Bonn Germany: This week, some of the world’s leading experts on ex situ conservation converge in Bonn at the Crop Trust’s…

In a greenhouse at the Antsirabe Field Centre of the National Centre for Applied Research in Rural Development (FOFIFA), breeders sprout potential new cold-tolerant varieties to test in the coming cold season. The international research center AfricaRice has joined the effort to introduce locally adapted lines that include parents from other cold regions. Most rice is acutely sensitive to variations in temperature during the phase when grain is formed: if it is too hot or too cold, the plant produces fewer grains. The aim of this research is to breed Malagasy rice that yields better when colder conditions hit the highlands.

A Year Like No Other

A Year Like No Other 2020 reflections by Stefan Schmitz, Crop Trust Executive Director 

For everyone in the world, 2020 has been a…

Biodiversity for Resilience Video Series

Biodiversity for Resilience Video Series Agrobiodiversity underpins nearly everything we eat and drink, yet few people understand what it is or how the diversity of crops and livestock contribute to…

Rice fields on terraced of Mu Cang Chai, YenBai, Rice fields prepare the harvest at Northwest Vietnam.Vietnam landscapes.

Crop Trust Dialogue on Genebanks at GLF Biodiversity Conference

Crop Trust Dialogue on Genebanks at GLF Biodiversity Conference Protecting and harnessing the earth’s biodiversity is more critical than ever to tackle urgent issues like climate change and…

Crop Trust-Led Panel on Pre-Breeding at GLF Biodiversity Conference

Crop Trust-Led Panel on Pre-Breeding at GLF Biodiversity Conference The importance of the world’s biodiversity cannot be understated and similarly, the uses of agrobiodiversity cannot be…

As part of the CWR Project at the International Potato Center (CIP), Peru, scientists are crossing heat-tolerant potatoes with local varieties. Photo: Michael Major/Crop Trust

African Genebanks Move from Strength to Strength

African Genebanks Move from Strength to Strength Dr. Janny van Beem, the Crop Trust’s Quality Management Systems expert, uses the image of a staircase to illustrate how quality management is a…

The Ghana National Genebank is one of the five genebanks in Africa taking part in the Seeds4Resilience Project. Photo: Nora Castaneda-Alvarez/Crop Trust

A New Decade for Biodiversity Protection

A New Decade for Biodiversity Protection The new year is upon us, ushering in an updated Global Biodiversity Framework for the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD), covering the period 2021 to…

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