Crop Trust – Genebank Platform 2018


The Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) safeguards globally important collections of crop diversity critical for improving food and nutrition security. Genebanks require constant maintenance. The Crop Trust Endowment Fund ensures the long-term funding for the maintenance of these genebanks. The unique bilateral contribution by Switzerland contributes to safeguarding (and building up of) the Endowment Fund.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Mondo
Canbiamento climatico ed ambiente
Agricoltura e sicurezza alimentare
Biodiversità
Sviluppo agricolo
01.01.2018 - 31.12.2018
CHF 2'000'000
Contesto The CGIAR genebanks safeguard some of the largest and most widely used collections of crop diversity in the world, critical to end hunger and improve food and nutrition security. Crop collections in genebanks (ex-situ conservation) require constant maintenance, and even brief disruptions can leave material at risk of permanent loss. The conservation of crop diversity in genebanks is a long-term task with a long-term funding need. The Crop Trusts’ mandate is to ensure stable, predictable and long-term funding to maintaine these genebanks and this is ensured through the Crop Trust Endowment Fund.
Obiettivi To contribute to safeguard and build the Crop Trust Endowment Fund.
Gruppi target The final beneficiaries are researchers and breeders within CGIAR, national agricultural research systems, national genebanks, universities and private breeders. The ultimate beneficiaries are farmers who benefit from increased access to improved varieties that are better adapted to their local conditions and specific needs in the face of climate change and other existing pressures.
Effetti a medio termine
  • Withdrawal of the endowment fund reduced
  • Disease-free, viable, documented germplasm made available
  • More effective access and use of germplasm enabled
Risultati

Risultati principali attesi:  

  • Crop Trust Endowment Fund built up to USD 230 million
  • Germplasm viability tested: Number of accessions with acceptable viability = 705’000
  • Germplasm regenerated or multiplied in the field = 80’000
  • Germplasm safety duplicated = 30’000
  • Germplasm distributed to users upon request = 100’000 samples


Risultati fasi precedenti:  

  • Crop Trust Endowment Fund built up to USD 196 million
  • Germplasm viability tested: Number of accessions with acceptable viability = 677’517
  • Germplasm regenerated or multiplied in the field = 80’000
  • Germplasm distributed to users upon request = 100’000 samples


Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Cooperazione allo sviluppo
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
Instituzione universitaria e di ricerca straniera
  • Other Academic Research North


Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF   2'000'000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF   2'000'000