Crop Descriptors

Crop descriptors provide an international format and a universally understood language for plant genetic resources data. They are targeted at farmers, curators, breeders, scientists and users and facilitate the exchange and use of resources. Information includes such details as the plant’s height, flowering patterns and ancestral history.

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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.