Global Crop Diversity Trust

Global Crop Diversity Trust is an independent international organization which exists to ensure the conservation and availability of crop diversity for food security worldwide. It was established through a partnership between the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) acting through Bioversity International.

Read more about Global Crop Diversity Trust:  Overview, Management, Grants, Svalbard Global Seed Vault

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Crop Diversity
... Crop diversity is the variance in genetic and phenotypic characteristics of plants used in agriculture ... Crops may vary in seed size, branching pattern, in height, flower color, fruiting time, or flavor ... qualities, preparation and cooking techniques, and of course how a crop tastes ...
Living Sculpture - Creative Mowing and Crop Art
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Global Crop Diversity Trust - Svalbard Global Seed Vault
... The Trust is involved with the Government of Norway and the Nordic Gene Bank in the establishment of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a "fail-safe" facility located at Svalbard, Norway ... a means for restoring agriculture in the event of a global catastrophe of some sort ... samples of different varieties (in the form of seed) of agricultural crops ...
Cary Fowler - Global Crop Diversity Trust
... Fowler was the Executive Director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust and was influential in the creation of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, for which he has appeared in media worldwide ... The trust aims to ensure, "the conservation and availability of crop diversity for food security worldwide." He stepped down as Executive Director of the trust in late 2012 ...

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