Genebanks at the summit

The preliminary ideas for transforming the food system, which will, ahem, feed into the UN Food Summit, are out.

There’s a quite a bit in there about diversity — of crops, production systems and diets — but let me single out the four solutions which explicitly mention genebanks:

  1. Action Track 3.10: Increasing agrobiodiversity for improved production and resilience.
  2. Action Track 3.14: Broadening the genetic base of nature-positive production systems.
  3. Action Track 5.10: Tools of accelerated breeding and trait mining underserved crops.
  4. Action Track 5.21: Long-term conservation of food diversity in gene banks and in the field, and sustained diversification of the food basket.

Not bad, eh?

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