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Sharing seeds for research

Kew's Millennium Seed Bank Partnership is committed to sharing seed samples with other institutions for bona fide research purposes. Find out more about this area of our work.

Seeds are sent out to registered customers for use in research or restoration

One of the main outputs of the MSBP is the distribution of seed samples for use in projects that will contribute to human innovation, adaptation and resilience in the face of current and future environmental challenges. Seed samples from the MSBP are used for research into food, agriculture, forestry, health and eco-system repair.

The Seed Bank Database contains a list of 'customers', and through the seed ordering programme produces all the information and printouts required to fulfil this commitment. We keep records of who orders what and for what purpose.