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The oversight of the Genebank Platform is provided by the Crop Trust under the guidance of a Management Team.

Genebank Platform member Dr Hari Upadhyaya at the AGM 2017. Credit: Michael Major

Oversight of the Genebank Platform is provided by the Crop Trust, an internationally recognised body that aims to ensure the conservation and availability of crop diversity for food security worldwide.

However, the day-to-day implementation of the Platform’s activities is performed by the individual managers of CGIAR genebanks and germplasm health units and by CGIAR policy experts.

Management Team (MT)

Management Team members (left to right): Luigi Guarino, David Ellis, Lava Kumar, Charlotte Lusty, Ruaraidh Sackville Hamilton, Michael Halewood and Thomas Payne

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The Genebanks

The 11 CGIAR genebanks currently conserve 730,000 of cereals and grain legumes, forage crops, tree species, root and tuber crops, bananas and crop wild relatives.

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