Impact Briefs

IB1: The Contribution of the International Rice Genebank (IRG) to Varietal Improvement and Farm Productivity in Eastern India
Donald Villanueva, International Rice Research Institute

IB2: Reaching into the past to tackle new challenges: Improving wheat by conserving wild ‘goat grass’
Hafid Aberkane, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

IB3: Andean potato diversity conserved in the International Potato Center genebank helps develop agriculture in Uganda: The example of Victoria
Vivian Bernal-Galeano, Virginia Tech

IB4: The contribution of the CIAT genebank to the development of iron-biofortified beans and well-being of farm households in Rwanda
Stefania Sellitti

IB5: Dynamic conservation: Rematriating the Giant Maize “Jala”
Vanessa Ocampo Giraldo

IB6: On the trail of taro: The tale of taro leaf blight
Sefra Alexandra, Seed Huntress, Greens Farms,

IB7: The benefits of ICRAF tree fodder germplasm in smallholder agriculture
Kavengi Kitonga

IB8: Tracing the benefits of ILRI forages to livestock producers in East Africa
Kavengi Kitonga

IB9: Demand for and use of banana germplasm in Africa, Asia and the Pacific
Vanessa Ocampo Giraldo

IB10: Assessing public demand for genetic resource conservation in the Czech Republic
Nicholas Tyack, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

IB11: Demand for and use of banana germplasm in Latin America and the Caribbean
Sirena Montalvo-Katz, Bioversity International

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.