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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


February 19, 2020


Bringing landraces back home, 50 years later


February 4, 2020


Warum lohnt es sich, alte Kultursorten zu erhalten? (Südtirol News)


January 14, 2020


Schweiz: Hüterin des raren Saatguts - Mira Langenegger ist bei Pro Specie Rara für das Saatgut von 1.700 seltenen Kulturpflanzen-Sorten zuständig (Gabot)


December 23, 2019


Making seeds to withstand climate change Is getting harder (SupplyChainBrain)


December 6, 2019


How Peru’s potato museum could stave off world food crisis - Agri-park high in the Andes preserves the expertise to breed strains fit for a changing climate (The Guardian)


December 4, 2019


Raiders of the lost crops: scientists race against time to save genetic diversity (NPR)


December 3, 2019


The race to find wild relatives of food plants before it's too late (New Scientist)


Wild plants from four continents deliver climate change lifeline for xrops - Nearly 5,000 seed samples of crop wild relatives saved in challenging, six-year effort to secure the future of food


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