Genetic Resources


Collecting, conserving, and developing vital agrobiodiversity

ICARDA’s Genetic Resources (GRS) team works in Lebanon and Morocco alongside global networks, including the CGIAR Genebank Platform, the Global Crop Diversity Trust, the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), the European Union (EU), and other development partners. Together, they collect, conserve, and develop the vital genetic resources needed to protect agrobiodiversity in dry regions.

ICARDA’s GRS team has started translating its standard operating procedures into Arabic and French for dissemination across Central and West Asia and North Africa (CWANA). An innovation in development, a subsetting tool under Genesys to mine genetic resources, was finalized in collaboration with CIAT.


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