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Biodiversity and Integrated Gene Management

Biodiversity and Integrated Gene Management

Never before in the history of mankind have the world’s agro-ecosystems faced such huge and various challenges - climate change, increasing water shortage, annual loss of millions of hectares of arable land, ever more virulent pests and diseases. As the global population heads towards nine billion we must redefine the capabilities of our crop plants and take yields to unprecedented levels to maintain food security. Genetic improvement remains the most cost-effective and powerful means of achieving this.
Genetic resources
Breeding and dissemination
Improving seed supply
Practical and sustainable
New accessions
Assisting selection