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History and Importance of Agrobiodiversity

This video is facilitated by the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. It was produced in 2004 and talks about the long history and importance of agrobiodiversity. It describes the mutual adaptation between farmers and their environment and the role of farmer selection with a historical approach.

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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.

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