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January 28, 2016

A new tool for resilient seed systems - The Resilient Seed Systems Resource Box is a tool to enhance the access and use of crop diversity to adapt to climate change

January 25, 2016

The Crop Trust announces the introduction of the official Genesys Advisory Committee

January 19, 2016

The Crop Trust announces the introduction of the official Genesys Advisory Committee

January 11, 2016

Mobilizing gene bank biodiversity in the fight against climate change

December 23, 2015

Introduction to Genesys, Gateway to Genetic Resources

December 3, 2015

Australia - Diversity the key to protecting critical herbicide 

November 24, 2015

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 16, 2015

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

October 28, 2015

Online tool is improved to unleash power of crop diversity

October 19, 2015

HRH, The Prince of Wales, patron of the Crop Trust - Global efforts to preserve biodiversity receive Royal endorsement

October 9, 2015

First global food and agriculture plant genetics data library gets go-ahead - New gateway provides vital information on global seed pool to develop shock-resistant varieties

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 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)

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)

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

June 7, 2015

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 15, 2015

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

March 18, 2015

Thousands of years of global agricultural history preserved for future generations

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

February 26, 2015

World crop diversity survives from peri-urban to remote rural location

February 13, 2015

World crop diversity survives from peri-urban to remote rural locations

February 10, 2015

Bhutan's seed bank to ensure food security (Zee News)

February 2, 2015

Include genes in climate change plans, urges FAO (SciDev.Net)

January 13, 2015

Launch of global ‘big data’ partnership to harness genetic resources for food security

January 12, 2015

'DivSeek' aims to mine the genetic treasure in seed bank vaults (Science)

October 3, 2014

CropLife International supports outcome of Cartagena Biosafety Protocol discussions - Global industry coalition engagement with parties contributes to productive negotiations which protect international trade and biodiversity








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