“We’ll never get back all the diversity we had before, but the diversity we need is out there,” says Matthew Reynolds, head of wheat physiology at CIMMYT.
- Genetic resources > Maize & Wheat Genebanks
- Sustainable agrifood systems > Demand-driven seed systems
Source: The Guardian (15 Apr 2022)
As climate breakdown and worldwide conflict continue to place the food system at risk, seed banks from the Arctic to Lebanon try to safeguard biodiversity.
Science offers opportunity to curb greenhouse gas emissions related to agriculture and meet climate goals.