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Egypt: National Gene Bank

Location Agricultural Research Center, Giza, Egypt Parent Organization Agricultural Research Center, Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation Mission Collecting, evaluating,…

Ecuador: Banco de Germoplasma del INIAP

Visit the Website Location Estación Experimental Santa Catalina, cantón Mejía, provincia de Pichincha Parent Organization Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agropecuarias…

Cuba: Central Germplasm Bank of Cuba

Location Institute for Fundamental Research on Tropical Agriculture “Alejandro de Humboldt” (INIFAT), Havana, Cuba Parent Organization  Ministry of Agriculture, Directorate of Seeds and…

Bhutan: National Plant Genebank

Visit the Website Location Serbithang, Thimphu, Bhutan Parent Organization National Biodiversity Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests Mission Assess, document and status reporting…

Azerbaijan: National Genebank

Visit the Website Location Baku, Azerbaijan Parent Organization Genetic Resources Institute of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences Mission Conservation of agrobiological…

Communications, Engagement and Outreach

This element of the Project will highlight the vital role of genebanks and project partners on the global development agenda, including the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, in the conservation and use…

Safety Duplication at Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Genebanks are expected to have what is called a safety duplicate of their collection, preferably in a different geographic location. Producing these safety duplicates requires growing out the…

New seeds are being deposited at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.

Genebanks and Seed Systems

Genebanks should not be “museums” where seeds are kept frozen in time but rather should be a dynamic part of the seed systems that farmers use to diversify their crop options and that underpin…

Making New Crop Diversity Available

The Crop Wild Relatives Project, which came to an end in December of 2021, demonstrated a potential in wild relatives. After countless crosses and backcrosses, the Project generated breeding lines…

Cereal crops.

Capacity and Resource Development

The BOLD project is working with 15 national genebanks in ­Africa, Asia and Latin America to strengthen their capacity to manage, document, conserve and back up the crop diversity that they…

BOLD reviewers at rice regeneration fields
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