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Genebank Reviews

Genebanks play a vital role in the long-term conservation of crop diversity.

In order to fulfil that role effectively, they must have adequate facilities, capacity and operating mechanisms to reach and maintain scientific and technical standards.

Since 2012, the Crop Trust with support of the Genebank Platform has coordinated external reviews of the 11 CGIAR centers, to:

The recommendations provide important inputs for the development of genebank performance targets, quality management systems, priorities for funding and annual workplans. Genebanks receiving funding from the Crop Trust endowment fund will continue to be reviewed approximately every five years.

AfricaRice Bioversity
CIAT CIMMYT
CIP ICARDA
ICRAF ICRISAT
IITA ILRI
IRRI

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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