This article nicely illustrated guides you deep inside the biggest seed bank of the world: The Vault of Svalbard in Norway where is kept 500 seeds of millions of varieties of all major crops. Read also our article on germplasm management.
WORLD FRUIT MAP 2018 At once you'll see how much latin America is exporting fruits worlwide, whereas Europe and Russia importing from everywhere. The map shows essential fresh fruit and fruit juice trade flows and highlights some key global trends in the fruit sector. These highlights include the growing global popularity of frozen fruit, tripling trade in avocados and blueberries, and the significant rise in China’s fresh fruit imports.
Another example of using crop wild relatives has been revealed by Wageningen University & Research last month: Dr Vosman is working on a wild tomato species from the Galapagos Islands that is resilient to several pests, and highly resistant to whiteflies.
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