CGIAR Launches Crop Genebank Knowledge Base
December 2010: The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) has launched the Crop Genebank Knowledge Base, an online resource easing access for genebank managers and conservationists to crop-specific knowledge, best practices and other resources for germplasm management.
The knowledgebase is part of the CGIAR System-wide Genetic Resources Programme, which facilitates collaborative activities of individual CGIAR centers with regard to crop genetic resources conservation. The knowledgebase contains detailed information on a number of crop and forage species as well as regeneration guidelines for specific crops, general conservation procedures for genebanks and information on germplasm management strategies. The knowledgebase seeks to provide a one-stop library and learning tool with an extensive selection of publications, guidebooks, training manuals, photos, videos, a glossary, and other learning resources. [CGIAR Press Release] [Crop Genebank Knowledge Base]