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October 7, 2015

Genetic makeup of thousands of rice varieties placed in global seed data pool - Information provided to international treaty to help develop more sustainable crops

October 6, 2015

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

October 2, 2015

Global meeting to strengthen world plant food gene pact - 6th Conference of Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture meets in Rome from October 5-9

September 29, 2015

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

September 24, 2015

Belgique - Le comptoir forestier conserve les ressources génétiques (Le Soir)

September 23, 2015

National Information point on new EU regulations for the use of biodiversity 
Nationaal Informatiepunt over nieuwe EU-regels gebruik van biodiversiteit

September 22, 2015

European Seed Association launches new section of its website: “Voluntary benefit-sharing activities of the European seed sector”

September 21, 2015

Globaler Saatgut-Tresor wegen Syrien erstmals gefragt (Donau Kurier)

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

September 11, 2015

Syngenta and Fondation de la faune du Québec extend biodiversity partnership  

German investment in CIMMYT helps secure the world’s most important maize and wheat collections

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)

September 7, 2015

Partnership teams head out to extend Australia’s conservation seed bank collections

September 6, 2015

New DivSeek initiative to encourage genomic characterization of seed bank holdings (GenomeWeb)

September 2, 2015

Wageningen University course announcement: "Contemporary Approaches to Genetic Resources Conservation and Use"

August 27, 2015

Ancient crops preserved for future generations in Arctic seed vault - Potato varieties once thought lost to the Andean people who introduced them to the world will now be safeguarded for future generations

August 25, 2015

Moderner Ackerbau und Artenvielfalt passen zusammen

August 21, 2015

Wie intensiver Ackerbau und Artenvielfalt zusammen passen

July 1, 2015

Simpósio vai reunir especialistas de nove países em Bento Gonçalves, RS - Objetivo é discutir a conservação e uso sustentável de recursos genéticos na América Latina e Caribe

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

Wildpflanzen-Genbank sichert 300 Arten: Saatgut für Forschung und Züchtung

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

May 19, 2015

Wildpflanzen-Genbank sichert 300 Arten: Saatgut für Forschung und Züchtung

May 15, 2015

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

May 4, 2015

University of Hawaii seed lab safeguards native plants (KITV)








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