• International Rescue Brings Syria's Seed Collection Back to Svalbard

    5 days ago - By ISAAA

    When the Svalbard Global Seed Vault opened in 2008, the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas then based at Tel Hadia, just outside Aleppo, Syria, was among the first genebanks to deposit safety duplicates of its seeds. The ICARDA genebank had the largest collection of crop diversity from the Fertile Crescent, inc...
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