Svalbard Global Seed Vault marks 3rd birthday

25 February, 2011 by (comments)

Congratulations to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, which celebrates its third birthday today. The huge repository, buried in permafrost in the Norwegian archipeligo of Svalbard, serves as a back-up for more than 600,000 plant seed samples from genebanks around the world. CIAT’s fourth shipment of seeds recently arrived at the Vault, after a 10,000km journey from the genebank atRead More …

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Government initiative continues to galvanise Rwandan agriculture

25 February, 2011 by (comments)

The Rwandan government is ramping up activities in agricultural research to improve food security in the country, SciDev reports. This research follows on from the initial success of the national Crop Intensification Program (CIP) started in 2007, which has doubled production levels primarily through increased fertilizer use. The new phase of the program will focus on identifying and distributingRead More …

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