Working closely with our dedicated donors and partners, we coordinate and implement large-scale projects worldwide. We race to rescue crop diversity in danger of disappearing forever. We pursue conservation and use of the wild cousins of our food crops. And we help develop a new generation of information technologies to make the world’s crop diversity searchable and accessible wherever it is needed.
At the heart of the Crop Trust is its endowment fund, a key foundational element that underpins its work.
Sustaining the world's genebanks to secure global crop diversity, forever.
The Crop Trust implements large-scale projects that closely complement the work funded by the endowment.
Svalbard Global Seed Vault
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is our insurance against the loss of crop diversity and is the world's largest backup facility for seeds.
Genebank data and information systems are central to the effective conservation and use of plant genetic resources.
Emergency Reserve for Genebanks
The Emergency Reserve for Genebanks provides rapid, short-term and urgent support to seed collections in the global system.