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

Grant No
GS15019
Project Description
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 households' food and seed stocks were completely destroyed. This project facilitated the restrengthening of the local seed system capacity and household resilience in Nepal through rescue collection missions and the multiplication and repatriation of native and threatened germplasm in the ten most severely effected districts of the country. In addition, the national genebank improved its capacity to survey and fill diversity gaps and to back-up community seed bank collections.
Institute Name
Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
Institute Country
Italy
List of Countries
  • Nepal
Crops
Crop Seed or Veg type Acc collected Acc regenerated Acc sent to CG Acc introduced to genebank Acc sent to Svalbard
Rice 0 0 0 0 0
Chilli 0 0 0 0 0
Coriander 0 0 0 0 0
Garlic 0 0 0 0 0
Onion 0 0 0 0 0
Cucumber 0 0 0 0 0
Pumpkin 0 0 0 0 0
Tomato 0 0 0 0 0
Turnip 0 0 0 0 0
Radish 0 0 0 0 0
Carrot 0 0 0 0 0
Brinjal 0 0 0 0 0
Bottle Gourd 0 0 0 0 0
Pointed Gourd 0 0 0 0 0
Maize 0 0 0 0 0
Mustard 0 0 0 0 0
Sesame 0 0 0 0 0
Sunflower 0 0 0 0 0
Wheat 0 0 0 0 0
Barley 0 0 0 0 0
Buckwheat 0 0 0 0 0
Millet 0 0 0 0 0
Amaranth 0 0 0 0 0
Bean 0 0 0 0 0
Soybean 0 0 0 0 0
Black Gram 0 0 0 0 0
Horse Gram 0 0 0 0 0
Lentil 0 0 0 0 0
Cowpea 0 0 0 0 0
Pea 0 0 0 0 0
Rapeseed 0 0 0 0 0
Niger Seed Oil 0 0 0 0 0
Program Name
Others
Donor
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Start Date
1st of August 2015
End Date
31st of December 2016
Status
Completed
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