Crop Wild Relatives Biodiversity

Crop Wild Relatives – What are They?Crop Wild Relatives

Crop Wild Relatives refers to the older, wild versions of our current domesticated produce. These fruits and vegetables are heartier wild stock.  These varieties are not necessarily good as food crops. However, the crop wild relatives can be cross-bred with our modern-day produce to make them heartier and more resilient to climate change.

Crop Wild Relatives – The Goal

The objective of the ““Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change: Collecting, Protecting and Preparing Crop Wild Relatives,” is to collect many of the most important species of crop wild relatives, ensure their long-term conservation, and facilitate their use in breeding new, improved crops. This is planned as a ten-year project, supported by the Government of Norway.

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About the Crop Trust

The Crop Trust is an international organization working to ensure the conservation and availability of global crop diversity, forever.