Outstanding Genebank Staff

To acknowledge the achievements of staff working in genebanks and GHUs, the Crop Trust and CGIAR Genebank Platform announce the “Outstanding Genebank Staff” awards, which will run from May to December 2021.

These awards recognize technicians, researchers, and scientists who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to ensure critical genebank operations have continued during these difficult times.

The first recipients are staff from Alliance–CIAT: Mónica Vélez, Juan José Gonzalez, and Javier Mauricio Gereda. Congratulations!


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.