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Crop Conservation Activities Database

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Utilisation of wild relatives in the breeding of cowpea for improved adaptation to drought and heat

Though cowpea tolerance of drought and heat is superior to most other crops, the predictions for climate change in sub-Saharan Africa suggest that there is a need for germplasm with even greater…

Trait discovery and deployment through mainstreaming the wild gene pool in barley and grass pea breeding programs to adapt to climate change

In West-Central Asia and North Africa, low productivity of barley and grass pea is caused by drought, heat, salinity, diseases, and insects. This project oversaw the introgression of valuable genes…

Collection of crop wild relatives in the genepools of 18 crops in Pakistan

The following crop genepools are to be collected: Wheat, Oat, Pigeonpea, Chickpea, Carrot, Finger millet, Barley, Sweet Potato, Grass pea, Lentil, Apple, Alfalfa, Rice, Pearl millet, Rye, Eggplant,…

Trait discovery in bean wild relatives and their use in crop improvement for tolerance to major abiotic constraints

Recent model-based estimates indicate that bean production areas and yields will be drastically reduced by drought, increased rainfall, and especially by high temperatures if no adaptation measures…

Collection of cereals and grain legumes crop genepools in Spain

This project oversaw the collection of cereals, grain, and legume crop genepools in Spain. Twenty-two (22) accessions of oat, 12 accessions of barley, 50 accessions of grass pea, 22 accessions of…

Collection of wild crop relatives in Sudan

This project facilitated the collection of wild relatives in Sudan with a goal of 89 total accessions. The seeds were then extracted, cleaned, dried, and tested. Viable seeds were sent to the APGRC…

Improving genebank documentation at CePaCT

This project aimed to improve the IT environment for documentation at CePaCT by upgrading and adding to the genebank IT infrastructure. Current staff were provided user instruction about the system…

Improving genebank documentation systems with SPGRC

This project enabled the SPGRC to install a web-based information platform, linking all its members. Training for users in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar, and Seychelles was included as…

Collection of wild relatives in 12 crop genepools in Armenia by Armenian Botanical Society NGO

This project involved the collection of wild relatives in 12 crop genepools in Armenia, their evaluation, duplication, and storage in local seed bank.

Evaluation of drought tolerance in wild bananas from Indonesia

Most edible bananas are susceptible to drought with reported yield losses up to 65%. Wild varieties of banana with the AA genome configuration (as opposed to the BB genome configuration already known…

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