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Crop Conservation Activities Database

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Improving finger millet productivity through exploitation of wild germplasm (eleusine spp.)

This project aimed to address the low productivity of finger millet in East Africa through the use of wild relatives. The introgression of adaptive traits, such as tolerance to drought and resistance…

Exploration and collection of Crop Wild Relatives genepool of different crops in Nepal

This project collected a total of 119 populations of wild relatives of oat, barley, finger millet, sweet potato, rice, pearl millet, alfalfa, carrot, grass pea, apple, eggplant, and banana in Nepal.…

Collection of wild relatives in the genepools of 10 crops by the Labanese Agricultural Research Institute

This project involved the collection of wild relatives in the genepools of 10 crops in Lebanon, including wheat (113 accessions), barley (13 accessions), alfalfa (80 accessions), vetch (39…

Identification of superior alleles and lines from wild Cajanus species for pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) improvement

Genetic enhancement of cultivated pigeon pea is not adequate due to its narrow genetic base. Wild pigeon pea, though, provides novel genetic variations and possesses high levels of resistance against…

The potential of wild crop germplasm to improve drought tolerance in alfalfa to increase food production for a growing population with less water

This project evaluated wild relatives of alfalfa for drought stress tolerance collected from primary (Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan) and secondary centers (Chiles, Peru, Bolivia). This trait will be of…

Rebuilding local seed system: Collection, conservation, and repatriation of native crop seeds in earthquake affected areas in Nepal

The earthquakes that stuck central and western regions of Nepal in April and May of 2015 caused an estimated $80 million worth of damage to stored food grains and seed stocks. Approximately 60% of…

Collection of crop wild relatives genepool of finger millet, pearl millet, rice, sorghum, bambara groundnut, sweet potato, cowpea and eggplant in Nigeria by NACGRAB

This project supported the collection of crop wild relatives in Nigeria. These included 10 accessions of finger millet, 24 accessions of rice, 45 accessions of eggplant, 10 accessions of sorghum, 19…

Development of a Wild Sorghum BCNAM Panel

This project aimed to render the genetic variation contained in wild sorghum more usable. To do so, the Australian public sorghum pre-breeding team developed back-cross populations with wild sorghum…

Enhancing the ability of the Project “Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change” to manage and share information on crop wild relatives

This project oversaw the development of a web portal for the distribution of data from sunflower and rice projects that concern their respective crop wild relatives. The project will help specify the…

Collection of Crop Wild Relatives in Malaysia

This project facilitated the collection of crop wild relatives in Malaysia. Seeds were conserved ex situ by MARDI genebanks, and duplicates were sent to Kew's Millennium Seed Bank.

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