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Biodiversity for Opportunities, Livelihoods and Development is a groundbreaking 10-year project to combat the climate crisis.

Emergency Reserve for Genebanks

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The Emergency Reserve for Genebanks provides rapid, short-term and urgent support to seed collections in the global system.

Svalbard Global Seed Vault

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The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is our insurance against the loss of crop diversity and is the world's largest backup facility for seeds.

New ICARDA Morocco Genebank Set to Open

Genebank Manager Athanasios Tsivelikas in active collection cold room, Rabat, Morocco.

New ICARDA Morocco Genebank Set to Open On May 18th, 2022, the new International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) Morocco genebank is set to officially open in Rabat,…

Seeds for Resilience

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Seeds for Resilience is a five-year project to support the national genebanks of Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia

Why We Need Crop Diversity

Bean varieties in wooden boxes at CIAT genebank

Crop diversity is essential for life on Earth. It underpins nearly everything we eat and drink. But it’s rapidly disappearing.


View the full information about the Svalbard Seed Vault Frequently Asked Questions about the Seed Vault What is the svalbard global seed vault? The svalbard global seed vault provides…


Learn more about crop diversity. Travel to Norway and experience a seed deposit in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, take a look back at pioneering work to adapt our agriculture to climate change…

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Cary Fowler Appointed U.S. Special Envoy for Global Food Security

Cary Fowler in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.

Cary Fowler Appointed U.S. Special Envoy for Global Food Security The Crop Trust is delighted to congratulate its former Executive Director Cary Fowler on his new role as the United State’s Special…

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