Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change: Collecting, Protecting and Preparing Crop Wild Relatives CWR

The objective of the Project “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.

Why it matters

Crop wild relatives contain an incredible amount of genetic diversity, usually much more than is found in the crops to which they are related, and as a group represent an invaluable resource for crop improvement.

Many of their unique characteristics show particular promise for helping to adapt agricultural systems to climate change. For example, many crop wild relatives are drought-tolerant, as is the wild barley species Hordeum spontaneum.

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Información general

3.049 Accesiones en Genesys:
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Cultivos más representados

Cebada
36
Trigo
32
Chícharo
28
Banana
13
Porotos
11
No especificado
2.929

Géneros más representados

376
356
310
257
224
Otros
1.526

Especies más representadas

Vicia sativa
109
Sorghum arundinaceum
85
Daucus carota
83
Avena barbata
73
Cenchrus americanus
69
Otros
2.630

País de origen

382
363
335
288
196
179
168
153
149
113
76
58
28
20
No especificado
29