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Protecting Vanilla, One of Our Favorite Flavors

Protecting Vanilla, One of Our Favorite Flavors Baking enthusiasts everywhere love to talk about vanilla—what type they like, how they use it, and of course, its delicious flavor and aroma. But the…

ICRISAT in India Ready for First Shipments to Safety Duplicate Genebank Collections

ICRISAT in India Ready for First Shipments to Safety Duplicate Genebank Collections Genebanks are sometimes caught up in unexpected events. Natural catastrophes, pandemics, wars and other crises can…

Diversity in chickpea

Five Key Messages from "It Starts with a Seed" at GLF Climate

Five Key Messages from "It Starts with a Seed" at GLF Climate At the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference earlier this month, global leaders discussed how to best strengthen the world's ability to…

Collecting Medicago seed in regeneration plots of ICARDA Terbol. Photo: Michael Major/Crop Trust

Five Standout Messages from “Into the Wild” at GLF Climate

Five Standout Messages from “Into the Wild” at GLF Climate Over the past decade, withering heat waves, immense storms and extreme droughts have threatened the production of food crops around the…

In Kazakhstan, we saw 'Medicago falcata' everywhere, a yellow-flowered wild relative of alfalfa that is drought and cold tolerant. It is one of the many alfalfa Crop Wild Relatives being crossed with its domesticated counterpart, 'M. sativa', by our pre-breeding partners in China (GRI / CAAS), Chile (Inia Chile), Australia (SARDI) and, of course, Kazakhstan (KSRIAPG).

Crop Trust Executive Director Stefan Schmitz at GLF Climate: We Depend on Seeds for Survival

Crop Trust Executive Director Stefan Schmitz at GLF Climate: We Depend on Seeds for Survival The Crop Trust's Executive Director, Stefan Schmitz, delivered a keynote speech at the 2021 Global…

Crop Trust Finance Director Janet Muir on Sustainable Finance Solutions at GLF Climate

Crop Trust Finance Director Janet Muir on Sustainable Finance Solutions at GLF Climate The Crop Trust's Director of Finance, Janet Muir, delivered a keynote speech at the 5th Investment Case…

October 28, 2015. Alonso Onogama a farmer from the indigenous ethnic group Embera Chamí at one of the Chacras or farming fields where a variety crop including cassava are farmed. The indigenous Community of has been working with the Red Caquetá Paz and NGO that helps relocated families from the armed conflict and educates in best practices for farming Cassava and other crops in San Jose Canelos, Caquetá, Colombia. Photo Credit: Juan Arredondo/Reportage by Getty Images for The Global Crop Diversity Trust.

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…

Giving Diversity a Chance

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…

Bags of rice at Vietnam market

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,…

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