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They’re Back: GROW Webinars for the Genebank Community

They’re Back: GROW Webinars for the Genebank Community Genebank Resources on the Web (GROW) webinars are relaunching through a partnership between the Crop Trust and CGIAR to continue…

Documenting the rice is a key activity of the AfricaRice genebank

GB-9 Side Event: Safeguarding Crop Diversity in an Unpredictable World

GB-9 Side Event: Safeguarding Crop Diversity in an Unpredictable World We live in an increasingly uncertain world. Every day presents genebanks with fresh challenges. These challenges need new,…

Safeguarding Crop Diversity in an Unpredictable World event

What is a Genebank?

What is a Genebank? Have you ever wondered what a genebank does? The short answer is that genebanks store genes. Not literally, although there are some specialized genebanks that do manage genes –…

Sarada Krishnan, the Crop Trust’s new Director of Programs, talks about BOLD

Sarada Krishnan, the Crop Trust’s new Director of Programs, talks about BOLD Sarada Krishnan joined the Crop Trust as Director of Programs at the beginning of July 2022. Prior to joining the Crop…

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David Ellis: Finding the Balance Between Manager and Scientist

David Ellis: Finding the Balance Between Manager and Scientist Recipient of the inaugural Crop Trust Legacy Award David Ellis was once asked how to prepare for a career as a genebank scientist.…

Dr. Ellis standing in front of potato varieties.

Restoring Crop Biodiversity through the Svalbard Global Seed Vault with Stefan Schmitz

Restoring Crop Biodiversity through the Svalbard Global Seed Vault with Stefan Schmitz Crop Trust Executive Director Stefan Schmitz joined Caitlin Welsh, Director of the Global Food Security Program…

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This website was designed and built by Liquid Light. Liquid Light work with large organisations who are solving some of the world’s biggest challenges. They empower organisations to do this by…

Crop Strategy: Yam (2021)

Crop Strategy: Yam (2021)

Crop Strategy: Yam (2021)

In Photos: What It Takes to Operate a National Genebank

In Photos: What It Takes to Operate a National Genebank The National Plant Genetic Resources Centre (NPGRC) in Zambia is one of five national genebanks in Africa the Crop Trust is working with…

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Paul Neate

Paul Neate is a freelance science writer, editor and communications professional specializing in agricultural and rural development. With over 35 years of experience in publishing, public awareness…

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