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BOLD at a Glance

BOLD at a glance

The BOLD Project is a 10-year, USD 58 million project funded by the Government of Norway that addresses the impacts of the changing climate on food and nutrition security by supporting the conservation and use of crop diversity.

Led by the Crop Trust, BOLD builds on the Crop Wild Relatives Project (2011-2021), which conserved and used the wild relatives of crops to help future-proof the world’s food supply.

Key facts

USD 58 million from the Government of Norway

15 national genebanks receiving resource and capacity strengthening

  • Azerbaijan
  • Bhutan
  • Cuba
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Morocco
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen

40+ genebanks receiving support to regenerate and back up key collections at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Seven crops receiving pre-breeding, participatory breeding and evaluation attention in 20 countries

  • Alfalfa
  • Barley
  • Durum wheat
  • Finger millet
  • Grasspea
  • Potato
  • Rice

20 developing countries, three international organizations and two developed-world organizations participating in pre-breeding and participatory evaluation activities (lead partners are in bold)

  • Bangladesh (grasspea)
  • Bhutan (grasspea)
  • Ecuador (potato)
  • Ethiopia (barley, durum wheat)
  • India (grasspea)
  • Kazakhstan (alfalfa)
  • Kenya (finger millet)
  • Kyrgyzstan (alfalfa)
  • Morocco (barley, durum wheat)
  • Nepal (grasspea)
  • Nigeria (barley, durum wheat)
  • Pakistan (alfalfa)
  • Peru (potato)
  • Senegal (barley, durum wheat)
  • South Sudan (finger millet)
  • Sudan (barley, durum wheat, grasspea)
  • Tanzania (finger millet)
  • Tunisia (barley, durum wheat)
  • Uganda (finger millet)
  • Vietnam - Can Tho University (rice)
  • International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, ICARDA (barley, durum wheat, grasspea)
  • International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, ICRISAT (finger millet)
  • International Potato Center, CIP (potato)
  • South Australian Research and Development Corporation, SARDI (alfalfa)
  • James Hutton Institute (storing and sharing and visualizing pre-breeding and evaluation data)

Four countries participating in work on seed systems, led by the Norwegian University of Life Sciences

  • Bhutan
  • Ecuador
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
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