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Securing Our Food Forever

In this period of reduced overseas development aid and declining grants from governments, it has become necessary and urgent for the Crop Trust to explore new ways to engage a broader group of public…

Partnerships and Organizational News

The Crop Trust made a number of important strides in its partnerships and outreach in 2021. This included signing a memorandum of understanding with the World Vegetable Center, launching an Emergency…

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January 25th Crop Science Special Issue Shows Why Crops Need to Get Wild This special edition is devoted to research conducted by the Crop Trust-led Crop Wild Relatives Project. Read more…

Crop Wild Relatives Project Delivers Beyond Expectation

The 11-year Crop Wild Relatives (CWR) project, funded by the Government of Norway, came to an end in 2021 after achieving or exceeding all of the goals it had set, including releasing several new…

Breakthroughs in Breeding Grasspea and Finger Millet

The project, “Safeguarding crop diversity for food security: Pre-breeding complemented with Innovative Finance,” funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc., made major strides in…

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Strengthening Genebanks in Africa

Seeds for Resilience is a 5-year project supporting collections of key crops identified by partner genebanks in five sub-Saharan African countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia.

Breathing New Life into the Global Crop Conservation Strategies

Global Crop Conservation Strategies guide global conservation of genetic resources for key crops. Three new strategies were published in 2021 and drafts of four more were completed.

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The Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Twenty-two genebanks, including two new ones, added nearly 51,000 seed samples to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in 2021.

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