The Svalbard Global Seed Vault: Securing the Future of Global Agriculture

Abstract

This report combines the historical view and a unique moment in the story of agriculture - the formal opening of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault deep inside an Arctic mountain on February 26, 2008. It describes the relationship between seeds and food, the importance and use of crop diversity, collecting and conserving seeds, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, the value of the vault, inside the vault, and plans for the future.

Citation

Global Crop Diversity Trust, c/o FAO, Rome, Italy, 28 pp.

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault: Securing the Future of Global Agriculture

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