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Ukraine’s At-Risk Farmers to Get Seed Capital From Crops in US

Ukraine’s At-Risk Farmers to Get Seed Capital From Crops in US Nate Kleinman gathered seeds for Ukrainian crops including winter squash, sunflower, and medicinal herbs, with plans to cultivate them…

Nuts About Peanuts

Nuts About Peanuts The peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.), also known as groundnut, is native to South America but is now grown throughout the tropics and subtropics. There, this delicious legume is a…

A smiling farmer holds her groundnut harvest. Photo: L. Vidyasagar/ICRISAT

The Bean That Could Withstand Hurricanes

The Bean That Could Withstand Hurricanes Daniel Debouck doesn’t believe in ghosts, but he says he saw one once... or rather a ghost species.  Debouck, the former head of the genebank at…

The Bermuda bean has evolved a root system that makes it more resistant to tropical storms. Photo: Neil Palmer/CIAT

Climate Funding to Support Pacific Seed Crops

Climate Funding to Support Pacific Seed Crops The New Zealand government is putting NZD 10 million of its NZD 1.3 billion climate aid fund towards conserving Pacific crop seeds and researching…

Genebank scientist examining plantlets in vial

Climate Change Is Shifting How Plants Evolve. Seed Banks May Have to Adapt, Too

Climate Change Is Shifting How Plants Evolve. Seed Banks May Have to Adapt, Too The ancestor of your stir-fry might be growing closer than you think. Wild field mustard, or Brassica rapa, is an…

Artists For Plants and Svalbard Global Seed Vault Launch "Seeds Planting Art" International Call

The 2022 Artists For Plants international call is focused on artworks dedicated to seeds.

Charlotte Lusty

Charlotte hails from the United Kingdom and studied zoology and biological sciences at the University of Edinburgh. Prior to joining the Crop Trust, she worked at Bioversity International in France,…

Saving Tea

What is tea genetic diversity? Why is it important to conserve? Find out more through a Q&A with a tea expert, or a deep dive into the Global Conservation Strategy for Tea.

Hand holding fresh tea leaves

Support for National Genebanks Underway

Seeds maintained in genebanks worldwide are the foundation of our future food and nutrition security.

Svalbard Global Seed Vault Seed Collection Continues to Blossom

Svalbard Global Seed Vault Seed Collection Continues to Blossom Two genebanks joined the growing number of depositors to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault this week and varieties of rice bean, lablab…

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