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Somewhere, at the end of the world, there is a backup copy of life.

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The Svalbard Global Seed Vault

In one of the poorest countries in the world, hardly anything else but rice is grown by farmers. Their dependency can be overcome by showing farmers how to grow other crops.

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Cambodia‘s agrobiodiversity

What we eat today are cultivated crops - but long times ago, they grew in nature as wild plants - these ancestors can be found in the fertile crescent, and can still provide valuable genetic resources for future food security.

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Crop Wild Relatives

Rare crop varieties, so-called landraces and wild plant species are stored here for future generations. The preparation, conservation and registration of these plants is a very laborious task.

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The Israel Gene Bank

A big success for seed diversity. In Switzerland, an NGO managed to get old Landraces back into the shelves of major supermarkets.

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Pro Specie Rara

In the north of Vietnam, only landraces of rice can withstand the rough climate conditions. To improve their harvest, professional biologist help small farmers to breed their crops with scientific methods.

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Vietnamese Farmers become breeders