Publication of Samara 18/19 with a food security theme
Samara is the newsletter of the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership.
15 Mar 2011
Cover of Samara 18/19
Issue 18/19 of Samara was recently published online and has a food security theme.
The lead article 'Back to the Roots: Wild Genes for Food Security' by Colin Khoury and Luigi Guarino of the Global Crop Diversity Trust provides an excellent introduction to the subject and the role for seed banks. There is also news of the new Millennium Seed Bank Partnership cooperation with the Global Crop Diversity Trust (GCDT) and the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) on a global initiative to systematically find, gather, catalogue, use, and save the wild relatives of a selection of food crops.
Further articles cover the Useful Plant Project and news from Australia on the launch of the book Plant Germplasm Conservation in Australia: strategies and guidelines for developing, managing and utilising ex situ collections.
We also have the normal general news and research news updates, and a message from the Head of the Millennium Seed Bank, Paul Smith.
Samara is no longer being printed in hard copy - it can now be found online only on the Kew website.
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