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Alfalfa Pre-Breeding: Spotlight on Alan Humphries

Alfalfa Pre-Breeding: Spotlight on Alan Humphries LM Salazar | Communications Manager You might not be familiar with alfalfa, but this member of the pea family is one of the world’s most important…

Our Crop Wild Relatives alfalfa pre-breeding partners in Kazakhstan (KSRIAPG) are combining the beneficial traits of alfalfa wild relatives with best local varieties to develop new materials for farmers.

Q&A with Tim Schilling, World Coffee Research

Q&A with Tim Schilling, World Coffee Research Interview: LM Salazar | Crop Trust As we prepare for our next #CropsInColor trip, which will take us to Costa Rica, Panama and El Salvador to explore the…

A Worthy Bean

A Worthy Bean Daniel Debouck, a Belgian researcher who until his retirement a few months ago ran the CIAT genebank, received the Order of Leopold a couple of weeks back. That’s his country’s highest…

An Exciting Start to 2016

An Exciting Start to 2016 Marie Haga | Marie's Corner Let me start out with a big thank you to the German Government. We signed a grant agreement for a EUR 25 million contribution to the Crop Trust…

Food For a Curious Mind: Damaris Odeny on a Career in Agricultural Science

Food For a Curious Mind: Damaris Odeny on a Career in Agricultural Science This is part of a weekly series in honor of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science featuring interviews with…

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Strawberries Show Love is True

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Strawberries Show Love is True This Valentine’s Day, we’re celebrating the importance of crop diversity with a series of cards you can print and give to your loved…

From a Childhood on a Farm to an Agricultural Scientist: Paula Bramel

From a Childhood on a Farm to an Agricultural Scientist: Paula Bramel This is part of a weekly series in honor of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science featuring interviews with…

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Wild Cousins Boost Eggplant Breeding on Our Warming Planet

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…

Wild eggplant. Photo: Luis Salazar/Crop Trust

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

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,…

“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.”
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