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

IB12: Revival and Survival of Repatriated Potato Landraces in the Andes
Sophia Lüttringhaus, International Potato Center

IB13: The contribution of ICRISAT genebank to groundnut improvement and rural poverty in Malawi
Martin Paul Jr. Tabe-Ojong, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics

IB14: The economic contribution of CGIAR Germplasm Health Units: the example of rice blast disease in Bangladesh
Yuji Enriquez, International Rice Research Institute

IB15: IITA’s genebank, cowpea diversity on farms, and farmers’ welfare in Nigeria
Abel-Gautier Kouakou, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

IB16: An experimental approach to farmer valuation of African rice genetic resource conservation
Nicholas Tyack, AfricaRice

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.