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February 2, 2016

Resilient seeds - Nurturing the future of agriculture

January 26, 2016

Canada - Building a farmer-centered movement for seed biodiversity (The Daily Meal)

December 30, 2015

Wild crop relatives invaluable to agriculture (AgWeb)

November 24, 2015

One-day symposium at Kew's Millennium Seed Bank - The role of crop diversity and food resilience in a changing climate 

Making genetic diversity part of climate change adaptation - FAO issues guidelines on conservation and use of world’s genetic resources for food and agriculture

November 20, 2015

New book: Fruits of Eden: David Fairchild and America’s Plant Hunters (Miami Herald)

November 16, 2015

En Taiwán, uno de los Bancos de Semillas del mundo (Terra)

October 19, 2015

Sowing the seeds for tomorrow - Heritage seeds preserved in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault return to re-establish international collection vital for a food-secure future 

October 14, 2015

Nagoya-Protokoll: Nationaler Gesetzesentwurf setzt EU-Vorgaben solide um, aber Rechtssicherheit auf europäischer Ebene fehlt

October 6, 2015

25 years of international exchange of plant genetic resources: why the multilateral system needs a global management? (The Crop Trust)

September 29, 2015

Meet the scientists hunting and saving wild sunflower seeds (Modern Farmer)

September 21, 2015

Syrian seed bank saved after occupation by armed forces threatens unique collection of ancient grains (ABC)

September 11, 2015

Agricultural biodiversity - Banks for bean counters - The wild ancestors of the world’s most important crops could help avert devastating problems. But time is running out to collect them (The Economist)

August 25, 2015

Moderner Ackerbau und Artenvielfalt passen zusammen

August 21, 2015

Wie intensiver Ackerbau und Artenvielfalt zusammen passen

July 15, 2015

European Seed: Why crop diversity matters (Crop Diversity Trust)

June 15, 2015

In war-torn Syria, ICARDA’s priceless seed vault continues to hang on (PRI)

June 8, 2015

Crop genetic resources may play an increasing role in agricultural adaptation to climate change (Amber Waves)

June 7, 2015

Expo, nel padiglione russo l’eredità di Vavilov: 323 mila piante e semi (Corriere Della Sera)

Protecting ag’s future: are seed banks in trouble? (Climate Central)

June 4, 2015

Crop gene banks are preserving the future of agriculture. But who’s preserving them?  As climate change makes crop diversity even more important, gene banks struggle to stay afloat (Ensia)

May 29, 2015

Sauver la richesse génétique tunisienne…

May 26, 2015

A worldwide network of seed information is taking root (SciDev.Net)

May 20, 2015

Scientists prove a plant point (The Telegraph India)

May 15, 2015

New film traces Cary Fowler’s quest to build the Svalbard Global Seed Vault (Science)

April 30, 2015

The world's international genebank managers discuss the importance of conserving crop diversity

March 18, 2015

Seed Act - een documentaire over mensen die vrije zaden verdedigen

Wild relatives vital to crop improvement (Science Network Western Australia)

March 3, 2015

Banche dei semi, i forzieri dove si protegge la biodiversità (La Stampa)

February 28, 2015

Demeter: Vielfalt schaffen und erhalten (FruchtPortal)


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