Crop improvement, Genetic Resources
Dryland cereals, Grain legumes
Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems
Asia, Eastern and Southern Africa, West and Central Africa
Is a pandemic the time to think about genebanks?
COVID-19 pandemic, Crop Trust, Genebanks, Food systems, Hunger, Diversity, Food chain, Seed banks, Diversity of crops, Breed varieties, Global agricultural research
Genetic Gains Program
ICRISAT Happenings 1852-10, 01 May 2020
Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is primarily a health crisis, of course – but it is affecting all parts of society and the economy, a major result being that people are especially worried about where their next meal will come from. With agricultural and food systems reeling globally, the focus of decision-makers is, at the moment, mainly on the business end of the food chain: on keeping global trade moving, supermarkets stocked and people fed. It is not the virus causing large numbers of people to flee Delhi and other large cities in the developing world, but the fear of hunger.
CGIAR Genebank Platform