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Perfecting the Potato, With Help From Peru’s Farmers

Perfecting the Potato, With Help From Peru’s Farmers This World Food Day, the International Potato Center (CIP) announced a new disease-resistant potato developed with the Crop Trust’s support.…

Farmers from Colpar in central Peru share their preferences for potatoes with researchers from the International Potato Center and Grupo Yanapai. Ultimately, the farmers will decide which potato varieties they plant in their fields so researchers are eager to get them involved early on in the selection process. Photo: Crop Trust/Michael Major

Stay-Green Sorghum to the Rescue

Stay-Green Sorghum to the Rescue The arid-zone grain sorghum can be made even more tolerant of drought, new research shows. Drought tolerance in sorghum—the world’s fifth most important cereal…

Sorghum near Kakemega County, Kenya. Photo: Michael Major/Crop Trust

Vision for 2030: Closing the Gap Between Ideal and Reality

Vision for 2030: Closing the Gap Between Ideal and Reality Stefan Schmitz | Executive Director A collaborative global system for ex situ conservation of crop genetic resources is the vision that…

Small-scale farming of maize crops on the cusp of harvest time south of Serenje, Zambia.

New Alfalfa Varieties Take Root

New Alfalfa Varieties Take Root From the dry, freezing winters of Kazakhstan and Inner Mongolia (China), to the parched summers of central Chile, to the blistering heat of Australia, alfalfa—also…

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Flourishing in her Field

Flourishing in her Field Eyerusalem Arusi Morka shows what can be achieved when women have the opportunity to develop their talents. In honor of International Women’s Day, which celebrates the…

Women working at the Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute clearing a regeneration plot of fenugreek. The Ethiopian genebank is part of the Seeds4Resilience Project. Photo: Nora Castaneda-Alvarez/Crop Trust

Announcing Support to Back up Crop Collections in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Announcing Support to Back up Crop Collections in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault Because seeds don’t last forever, not even in genebanks, the Crop Trust and partners will help genebanks and other…

Photo: Svalbard Global Seed Vault/Riccardo Gangale

The Future of Food is Wild

The Future of Food is Wild Climate change is making it harder for farmers to grow enough food to feed their families. A new potato variety called CIP-Matilde, developed by the International Potato…

CIP-Matilde tubers. Photo: CIP

Genebanks Have Safely Stored Seeds Crucial for Food Security for Decades, Study Finds

Genebanks Have Safely Stored Seeds Crucial for Food Security for Decades, Study Finds Over the last half-century, genebanks have played an essential role in safeguarding global food security for the…

Plastic tubs used to germinate seeds, thus testing their viability, in a seed lab

Regaining Momentum for Agrobiodiversity Conservation at the UN Food Systems Summit

Regaining Momentum for Agrobiodiversity Conservation at the UN Food Systems Summit Stefan Schmitz | Crop Trust Executive Director The upcoming United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) could mark a…

Photo: Michael Major/Crop Trust

Biodiversity for Food Security: A BOLD Approach

Biodiversity for Food Security: A BOLD Approach A groundbreaking 10-year project is launching to improve food security and climate resilience globally and support livelihoods, health and wellbeing.…

IRRI, LOS BANOS, PHILIPPINES, 9 AUGUST 2016: Workers conduct drought resistance rice sampling at the International Rice Research Institute. IRRI is the world’s premier research organization dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice science; improving the health and welfare of rice farmers and consumers; and protecting the rice-growingenvironment for future generations. IRRI is an independent, nonprofit research andeducational institute founded in 1960 by the Ford and Rockefeller foundations, withsupport from the Philippine government. The institute, headquartered in LosBaños,Philippines, has offices in 17 rice-growing countries in Asia and Africa, and About 1,000 staff members. Working with in-country partners, IRRI develops advanced rice varieties that yield more grain and better withstand pests and disease as well as flooding, drought, and other destructive effects of climate change. More than half of the rice area in Asia is planted to IRRI-bred varieties or their progenies. The institute develops new and improved methods and technologies that enable farmers to manage their farms profitably and sustainably, and recommends rice varieties and agricultural practices suitable to particular farm conditions as well as consumer preferences. IRRI assists national agricultural research and extension systems in formulating and implementing country rice sector strategies. (Photo by Brent Stirton/Reportage by Getty Images for Crop Trust.)
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