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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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 ... 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 ...
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 ...
Crop
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Living Sculpture - Creative Mowing and Crop Art
... Crop artists plan in advance on paper, and often work with farmers, special equipment, and a diversity of crops to create multi-acre masterpieces that are viewed from the air and are captured via photographs ... Stan Herd is a renowned Crop artist ...
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 ... The Vault has also been touted as providing a means for restoring agriculture in the event of a global catastrophe of some sort. 4 million samples of different varieties (in the form of seed) of agricultural crops ...

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