Emerging Trends in Seedbanking for Food and Agriculture: An International Perspective Academic Article uri icon


  • 2017, Published with license by Taylor & Francis 2017, Deva Eswara Reddy. Seeds are vulnerable to a variety of threats resulting in extinction. Collection of seeds and saving them in secure facilitiesseedbanksto be shared for breeding disease-resistant varieties is the best solution. Working in the spirit of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, the Global Crop Diversity Trust, the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research, and the Food and Agriculture Organization played a vital role in establishing over 1,700 seedbanks worldwide. Svalbard Global Seed Vault, known as Doomsday Vault, is an example of a global backup system for the planet's plant genetic resources.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Reddy, D. E.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Reddy, Deva Eswara

publication date

  • April 2017