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.
... 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 ... 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 ...
... A crop is a volunteered or cultivated plant (any plant) whose produce is harvested by man at some point of its growth stage ... whose produce are harvested, are not really classified as crops the same goes for plants which have been planted are are never harvested ... flowers are classified as crops because when it has been cultivated, its harvesting also include the aesthetic purpose it serves ...
... 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 ... Stan Herd is a renowned Crop artist ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ... touted as providing a means for restoring agriculture in the event of a global catastrophe of some sort ... of different varieties (in the form of seed) of agricultural crops ...
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