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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…

Partnerships and organizational news

The Crop Trust made a number of important institutional strides forward in 2022, including: receiving an endowment contribution from a private company; signing of a memorandum of understanding with…

Banking on African heritage

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

Man in field observing green plants.

Our work

The need to conserve crop diversity within a rational, efficient global system has been recognized in various international agreements

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault

In 2022, no fewer than 30 genebanks from 28 countries deposited a total of nearly 85,000 seed samples in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.

Crop Trust Investment Policy

Crop Trust Investment Policy Global Crop Diversity Trust Investment Policy This Investment Policy has been approved by the Executive Board of the Global Crop Diversity Trust on 26 October 2022. …

2021 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…

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…

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