New digital story – Backing up the genebank

10 March, 2010 by (comments)

CIAT has sent its third consignment of seeds from its gene bank in Colombia, to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway. The Global Seed Vault, buried in permafrost near the North Pole, safeguards material from genebanks from all over the world. In this 3-minute digital story, CIAT’s Genetic Resources Program leader Daniel Debouck likens the process of duplicationRead More …

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Filed Under: Crop diversity, Latin America and the Caribbean, Multimedia @en, Regions

Improving access to seed

10 August, 2009 by (comments)

Easy access to good quality seed is essential for farmers in many parts of the tropics. You can find out more about CIAT’s work to determine the best locations for bean seed outlets to help optimise distribution networks in East Africa here.

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Regions