Conserving Fodder and Forage Crops

The ILRI genebank: Saving forage crops for livestock and their keepers.

This video deals with the importance of conserving forages using accepted standards and best practices as global public goods in trust under the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. It covers the importance of conserving forage diversity for now and the future to use to address adaptation to diseases and climate change.

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Part 1 (4 MB)


Part 2 (4 MB)


Part 3 (5 MB)


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.