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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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