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Today's genebanks are essential to maintaining the resilience of the global agricultural system in the face of climate change, new pests and diseases, shifts in trade and dietary preferences, natural
Agriculture is comprised of managed ecosystems, which can include forests, rangelands
and crops; these managed ecosystems are vital resources, providing a host
Biodiversity in and across food and agriculture systems provides tremendous value to present and future generations. However, across the world we are losing genes, species, and ecosystems faster than we can account for them.
Crop wild relatives, the wild progenitors and closely related cousins of cultivated plant
species, are sources of valuable genetic resources for crop improvement. Persisting gaps
Of the myriad gifts plants provide to humanity, food is among the most visible, as everyone needs to eat, every single day.
Care farming is the therapeutic use of farming practices to provide health, social
or educational care services for a range of groups of vulnerable people. This includes
The power of citizen science to contribute to both science and society is gaining increased recognition, particularly in physics and biology.
The main objective of the“Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change” project is to collect and protect the genetic diversity of a portfolio of plants with the characteristics required for adapting the world’s most important food crops to climate change.