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We are the only international organization dedicated solely to conserving and making available crop diversity.
We support and fund the world’s most important crop collections via the CGIAR Genebank Platform and provide support to key national collections of crop diversity most important for future global food security.
We support the ultimate backup for crop collections, backing up seeds in the arctic permafrost from almost every country in the world.
We pursue conservation and use of the wild cousins of our food crops – supporting the collection, conservation and preparation of crop wild relatives for climate change adaptation.
We develop a new generation of information technologies to make the world’s crop diversity searchable and accessible around the globe.
We race to rescue crop diversity in danger of disappearing forever. Under the Global Systems Project, the Crop Trust launched what has been described as the largest and most successful biological rescue mission ever.
We create a permanent legacy of support to sustainably fund a global system of crop conservation and use.
Invest in the future of your food today. If every person in the world donated just 12 cents, the Crop Diversity Endowment Fund would be fully funded.
Get the latest conservation updates, be inspired to take action, and learn about ways you can help the Crop Trust secure the foundation of our food forever.
Varieties conserved in the Seed Vault
Approximate Value of the Endowment Fund
Crop varieties conserved through Crop Trust’s core work
Varieties recorded in Genesys, the global portal for plant genetic resources
Value of grants Crop Trust provided to conserve crop diversity globally in 2016
Not only have their contributions laid the foundation to conserve crop diversity forever, but they show the continued power of the hope we all share, a hope for a food secure world.