Minding the gaps: scientists hail major advance in adapting food crops to climate change

31 July, 2013 by (comments)

Global efforts to adapt staple foods like rice, wheat and potato to climate change have been given a major boost as new research reveals the details and whereabouts of their “wild relatives” – their undomesticated distant cousins that could contain secrets to making food crops more productive and resilient. Some of these wild and weedy species have evolved toRead More …

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Conservation of crop wild relatives featured in New Agriculturist

5 March, 2010 by (comments)

The cutting edge conservation work of CIAT and sister-center Bioversity International features in the latest edition of the online development magazine New Agriculturist, published today. The article focuses on the centers’ efforts to track down endangered crop wild relatives – the ancestors of today’s domesticated crops – in order to conserve the important genetic material they contain. In theRead More …

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