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2023 Annual Report

DIVERSITY RECORDED 3,532,430 records of genebank samples updated in Genesys in 2021 DIVERSITY CREATED 5 new crop-wild-relative-derived varieties of durum wheat and one each of alfalfa and…

2022 Annual Report

How does the Crop Trust support genebanks around the world?  Learn more The Crop Trust was launched in 2004 to conserve and make crop diversity available for use, forever and for the…

Securing the world’s crop diversity is a prerequisite for future food and nutrition security. Photo: Shawn Landersz/Crop Trust


Crop Trust Annual Reports

A guiding light for global crop conservation

Global Crop Conservation Strategies guide global conservation of genetic resources for key crops. In 2022, five new strategies and two updated strategies were completed and three others were in the…

Securing our food, forever

The Crop Trust continues to work on initiatives to deepen its network of government donors and establish partnerships with the private sector, NGOs and multilateral development institutions, both in…

BOLD strides into the future

Launched in September 2021, Biodiversity for Opportunities, Livelihoods and Development (BOLD) is a 10-year project, that builds on the successes and achievements of the Crop Wild Relatives Project…

Laying the foundations for better grasspea and finger millet

In 2022, the “Safeguarding crop diversity for food security: Pre-breeding complemented with Innovative Finance” Project entered its fourth and final year.

Close-up of man holding bean plant flower with forceps

A chill solution for tomorrow’s sweetpotatoes

A new project is preserving sweetpotato landraces from Madagascar and Zambia, cleaning them of diseases so they can yield better, and putting them back into the hands of farmers.

Sweetpotato multiplication for genebank. International Potato Center (CIP), Lima Peru. Photo Michael Major for Crop Trust

Finance and investments

It was a challenging year for investment markets due to geopolitical turmoil, rising interest rates and inflationary pressures. However, the Crop Diversity Endowment Fund was set up with a long-term…

No data? No conservation.

Information systems are central to the effective conservation and use of plant genetic resources, whether at the level of the individual collection, using the likes of GRIN-Global, or at a global…

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