Global Crop Diversity Trust was founded in 2004 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and Bioversity International on behalf of the CGIAR, and concluded a Headquarters Agreement with the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany in December 2012, transferring our headquarters to Bonn in 2013.
The Crop Trust provides:
- Financial support for the key international genebanks that make the diversity of our most important food crops available to all under the International Treaty;
- Tools and support for the efficient management of genebanks;
- Coordination between conserving institutions to ensure that all crop diversity is protected, accessible and used.
- Final backup of crop seeds in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.