Seeds banks around the world struggle for funding

“Once seeds are secured in gene banks, it is a never-ending — and expensive— job to keep them viable,” writes Virginia Gewin at Yale Environment 360.  Gewin, who also has reported for FERN, says that, “re-building the ICARDA gene bank [evacuated during the war in Syria] will cost $2 million, with an additional $500,000 needed… » Read More

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