The Global Crop Diversity Trust
Friday, 14 May 2010 12:02

The Genetic Resources Team works very closely with the Trust who are supporting a number of projects:

  • Long-term funding support for the taro and yam collections in CePaCT
  • Aroid cryopreservation
  • Regeneration of selected crops (yam, sweet potato, coconut, taro, Xanthosoma, swamp taro, breadfruit) in collaboration with many country partners
  • Evaluation of the CePaCT taro core collection in two sites in PNG (a) drought-prone (b) atoll. The CePaCT has provided the planting material to PNG NARI for this project, which will provide valuable information on the taro core collection
  • Development of a Pacific banana collection