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
2.920

Géneros más representados

381
356
311
257
216
Otros
1.519

Especies más representadas

Sorghum arundinaceum
122
Vicia sativa
112
Daucus carota
82
Avena barbata
69
Hordeum murinum
65
Otros
2.590

País de origen

382
363
334
288
196
179
168
153
149
112
76
57
23
20
No especificado
28