The Genebank Platform

The Genebank Platform supports the core activities of the CGIAR genebanks: conserving and making available crop and tree diversity. It ensures that the genebanks meet international standards, improve efficiency and ensure more effective use within an enabling policy environment.
The Platform

The Genebanks

The 11 CGIAR genebanks currently conserve 730,000 of cereals and grain legumes, forage crops, tree species, root and tuber crops, bananas and crop wild relatives.


Information and tools that can be used by all genebanks to undertake their activities more effectively. Many of these were originally developed as part of the Crop Genebank Knowledge Base, funded by the World Bank.