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

ECABREN takes on new gender challenges

10 March, 2010 by (comments)

By Olive Thiong’o At the close of the recent East and Central Africa Bean Research Network [ECABREN] steering committee meeting in Arusha, Tanzania, participants unanimously agreed to begin implementing the gender guidelines introduced in PABRA’s 2009 – 2013 framework. Following a thorough review of the work done in the first year of this phase, gender “mainstreaming” – one ofRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Gender, Regions