AGBC Expert Talk "A Global Initiative for Food Security - Svalba
Did you know that 75% of agrobiodiversity was lost in the last century and there are 1,750 – seed-banks in the world. They hold seeds for 1,000 types of bananas, 140,000 types of wheat and Protected content kinds of edible plants that humans depend on for food.
Join us for an AGBC Expert Talk, a drink and snacks on 26 February from 18:00 – 20:00 to find out more. We are delighted to have Janet Muir and Christoph Beck from the Global Crop Diversity Trust give us a fascinating insight into Svalbard Global Seed Vault and how it became a global initiative for food security.
Crop collections require constant maintenance, and even brief disruptions or variations in funding can leave material at risk of permanent loss. The conservation of crop diversity in genebanks is a long-term task. The mission of the Crop Trust is to ensure the conservation and availability of crop diversity for food security worldwide. Crop diversity is central to food security. It underpins today’s production and provides the raw material needed for ensuring continuing supplies tomorrow, in the face of a rapidly changing world.
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