8. The Global Crop Diversity Trust [pdf]
Amidst the backdrop of climate change and staggering world population
growth, many agronomists, scientists, and government leaders are
concerned about both food security and availability. The Global Crop
Diversity Trustis intimately concerned with such matters, and their
primary goal is to maintain and preserve crop diversity through a
variety of creative and Innovative techniques. Information on the site
is divided into five primary sections, which include "Crop Diversity",
Programmes", and "Media Room". The
"Crop Diversity" area is a good place to begin, here queries such as
"What is crop diversity?" and "How is diversity conserved?" are given
concise answers. As with many of the other materials on the site,
Spanish and French translations of these writings are available as well.
In keeping with this
theme, visitors can also take in an interactive tour of the Svalbard
Global Seed Vault. Scholars, journalists, and the generally curious will
want to click on over to the "Publications" area. Here they will find
copies of the Trust's annual reports, press releases, and video clips
which describe the different facets of their work. [KMG]
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