Currently, more than 10,000 kinds of crop seeds Bulgaria, Colombia, India and Taiwan samples collected transported to the “doomsday” seed bank, the existing seed bank of 825,000 kinds of seed samples.
Currently, the Arctic seed bank Xintian more than 10,000 seed samples, making the seed bank of 825,000 the number of crop seeds, these seeds samples were from more than 100 countries and regions.
According to foreign media reports, recently, in order to ensure global food security, more than 10,000 kinds of different crop seeds from around the world recently added to the Arctic “doomsday” seed bank.
Located in the northern Norwegian island of Svalbard Global Seed Bank has been stored 825,000 seed samples, representing 13,000 years of agricultural history. The seed bank may provide global reserve seed banks, seed can be stored against these wars, accidents and natural disasters.
Global Crop Diversity Trust is responsible for the seed bank operations (GCDT) pointed out that the protection of the Global Crop Diversity can basically ensure food security under future climate change conditions, the seeds will be sent this month a series of Svalbard.
The seeds were from four locations: Bulgaria, Colombia, India and Taiwan, currently the seed bank samples from more than 100 countries and regions. The delivery of seed samples include: wheat, barley, maize, sorghum, millet, chickpeas, peanuts, and other Asian and African eggplant. In addition, there are some African local vegetables, including: onions, amaranth, spider plant and mallow.
Retain diverse edible crops will help growth and reproduction, can withstand the changing climatic conditions. Global Crop Diversity Trust executive director of Mary – Haga (Marie Haga) said: “The Svalbard Global Seed Bank on behalf of us how to build a long-term, sustainable positive strategies to cope with potential future emerging world crisis. “
Food shortages are global, and increasingly severe urgency. If any of our crisis developments will significantly reduce food production, food prices will rise, leading to more people hungry.
If we provide more nutritious food for poor people, then the crop diversification is essential. Currently, the global crop diversity trust fund is calling on governments, business groups, foundations, donations, working together to run a global seed bank, which can permanently maintain crop diversity.