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February 10, 2021


Reflections on the Dasgupta Review - “Though the report says there has been an institutional failure to adequately protect biodiversity, there are examples of success that give us clear guidance for how to transform our food systems“


January 20, 2021


Crop Science’ special issue shows why crops need to get wild - When the growing gets tough, the tough get pre-breeding (Landscape News)


December 18, 2020


Half of the wild relatives of major US crops are endangered (Successful Farming)


November 25, 2020


Why would anyone die for a seed? New 'House on Fire' podcast looks at the race to save genetic diversity (World Economic Forum)


November 13, 2020


An international rescue mission from Syria to Svalbard


November 6, 2020


More plant diversity, less pesticides - Species-rich plant communities help to naturally reduce herbivore impacts
Mehr Pflanzenvielfalt, weniger Pestizide - Artenreiche Pflanzengemeinschaften tragen zur natürlichen Schädlingsbekämpfung bei


November 5, 2020


Diversität steigert den Ertrag und schützt die Umwelt
La diversité augmente les rendements et protège l’environnement
La diversità aumenta la resa e protegge l’ambiente
Diversity increases yields and protects the environment


October 27, 2020


La mejora de la biodiversidad puede impulsar la rentabilidad agrícola


August 24, 2020


Custodi di semi, custodi di biodiversità (Unimondo)


July 28, 2020


Building capacity in collecting and conserving crop wild relatives


July 21, 2020


2020 Svalbard Seed Summit highlights need for genetic diversity


July 20, 2020


Changes in farming urgent to rescue biodiversity
Kann die Landwirtschaft die Artenvielfalt retten?


June 30, 2020


A haven of diversity - A look at a genebank for Pacific crops and trees


June 23, 2020


The Crop Trust’s Seeds4Resilience project: Safeguarding key crops in national genebanks in Africa - A chat with Project Manager Nora Castañeda-Álvarez


June 16, 2020


The twin values of an indigenous seed bank: providing food security and preserving culture (Cosmos)


June 9, 2020


Berlin-Brandenburgisches Projekt - Wie Forscher alte Gemüsesorten wiederbeleben wollen (RBB24)


June 8, 2020


The African Orphan Crops Consortium - Addressing Africa's nutrition challenges by strengthening indigenous crops (AllAfrica)


May 26, 2020


Pandemics aren’t limited to people: How the world’s most famous seed vault defends plants against their next big outbreak (The  Counter)


May 22, 2020


Preserving the legacy of biodiversity - Maize and wheat seeds from all over the world are preserved at the CIMMYT genebank, used to bring new varieties to farmers, and backed up at the Global Seed Vault


May 18, 2020


The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and the Global Seed Vault
Il Trattato Internazionale e il Deposito Globale di Semi delle Isole Svalbard


May 1, 2020


Svalbard, A day in the life - Touching base with Åsmund Asdal, Seed Vault Coordinator, NordGen


Los trece científicos rusos que defendieron hasta la muerte unos paquetes de semillas - Los investigadores evitaron que los nazis se llevaran un tesoro vegetal durante el sitio de Leningrado (ABC)


April 28, 2020


Is a pandemic the time to think about genebanks?


Supercharging the next generation of climate-smart crops in Sub-Saharan Africa - EUR 20 million project to boost genebanks’ efforts to conserve and share samples of key staple crops will drive climate resilient and diversified food production


April 14, 2020


USA - A “library” for safeguarding our food supply: The USDA/ARS National Laboratory for Genetic Resources Preservation in Fort Collins, Colorado


April 9, 2020


Safeguarding biodiversity is essential to prevent the next COVID-19 - Experts share their insights on the link between biodiversity loss and emerging infectious diseases


March 24, 2020


‘Tip of the Iceberg’ by Stefan Schmitz, Crop Trust Executive Director


March 23, 2020


Forget the woolly mammoth -- Let's resurrect some extinct plants (Gizmodo)


March 18, 2020


Stanford researchers uncover benefits of diversified farms for protecting wildlife and buffering against climate change - The researchers found that farms with diverse crops planted together provide more secure, stable habitats for wildlife and are more resilient to climate change than the single-crop standard that dominates today’s agriculture industry


February 24, 2020


World’s food systems rely on biodiversity - FAO Director-General urges “robust” outcome from Convention on Biological Diversity negotiations


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