The need to conserve crop diversity within a rational, efficient global system has been recognized in various international agreements, including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The Crop Trust’s work responds to this urgent call to action.
We fund the world’s most important genebanks from our Crop Diversity Endowment Fund, which is at the heart of our task, but our work does not end there. We also address gaps in the global system for the conservation of crop diversity through projects that closely complement the work funded by the endowment.
The BOLD Project
Biodiversity for Opportunities, Livelihoods and Development is a groundbreaking 10-year project to combat the climate crisis.
Seeds for Resilience
Seeds for Resilience is a five-year project to support the national genebanks of Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia
Strategic Development of the Crop Trust
The project is supporting the Crop Trust in its institutional development and strategic repositioning.
Global Crop Conservation Strategies
The Crop Trust is working with experts from around the world to develop and update strategies that will guide global efforts for the conservation of key crops.
The Templeton Pre-Breeding Project
The Crop Trust – Templeton Project is built on a mutual goal to improve food security for some of the world’s most vulnerable smallholders in the context of a changing climate.
Crop Conservation Activities Database
Key information on projects coordinated by the Crop Trust relating to the conservation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.