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.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Monde entier
Changement climatique & environnement
Agriculture et sécurité alimentaire
Biodiversité
Développement agricole
01.01.2018 - 31.12.2018
CHF 2'000'000
Contexte 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.
Objectifs To contribute to safeguard and build the Crop Trust Endowment Fund.
Groupes cibles 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.
Effets à moyen terme
  • Withdrawal of the endowment fund reduced
  • Disease-free, viable, documented germplasm made available
  • More effective access and use of germplasm enabled
Résultats

Principaux résultats attendus:  

  • 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


Principaux résultats antérieurs:  

  • 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


Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Coopération au développement
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
Institution universitaire et de recherche étrangère
  • Other Academic Research North


Coordination avec d'autres projets et acteurs Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF   2'000'000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF   2'000'000