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15 Crops Secured in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault 

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Resource ID

17873

Access

Open

Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Genetic Resources

Crops

Grain legumes, Chickpea

Systems

Farming Systems

Locations

Asia, Eastern and Southern Africa, West and Central Africa

Global Date

31/Jul/2019

Title

15 Crops Secured in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Keywords

Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Genebank, Crop Trust, Genetic Material, Biodiverse Plants, Drought Resistance, Heat resistant, Natural Pest-Resistant

Language

English

Size of PDF

289 kB

Author/Key contact

SMCO staff

Story Source

https://foodtank.com/news/2019/07/15-crops-secured-in-the-svalbard-global-seed-vault/

Publishing Location

Global

Story Lead Center

ICRISAT

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://foodtank.com/news/2019/07/15-crops-secured-in-the-svalbard-global-seed-vault/

Description

Walk into almost any grocery store around the globe and you’ll find hundreds and hundreds of products, but this diversity is misleading. Out of the roughly 30,000 plant species that exist, “60 percent of calories globally come from four crops: rice, wheat, corn, and potatoes,” says Marie Haga, Executive Director of Crop Trust. “So when you go to supermarkets and see thousands of different products, you’ll actually find that just a few crops have contributed to whatever is in it.”

New ICRISAT Research Programs

Genetic Gains Program, Genebank

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

31/Jul/2019

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