As the Heirloom Rice Project concludes its two phases, we review some of the notable accomplishments delivered by the team. ...

A new study shows vitamin E’s famous antioxidant property is more than skin deep and could also be useful in preserving the genetic diversity stored...

Spikelets of Zizaniopsis villanensis Quarin (IRGC 85425), a distant wild relative of rice collected in Argentina. The plants are maintained vegetatively...

Oblivious to the cold, Dr. Jackson takes Nobel Tourist-Laureate Norman Borlaug on a walkthrough of the genebank’s large freezer during his 1999 visit...

Neneng Wadingan once left her hometown to seek greener pastures abroad, a dream shared by many Filipinos. But she found her true calling and economic...

Agriculture is often accused of reducing biodiversity. Diverse natural ecosystems are replaced with comparatively uniform farming systems. About 10,000...

Wild food plants such as the water lily abound in northeast Thailand. (Photo: Gisella Cruz García)  Rice fields are important for both rice production...

The genebanks of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) are often portrayed in the popular press as villains, the archetypical biopirates who steal huge amounts of biodiversity from their rightful owners and ride roughshod over the rights of poor farmers. At the same time the genebanks are often portrayed as heroes, the saviors of biodiversity...

Central to making farming more environmentally friendly, and so preserving and restoring such magnificent landscapes as this one in Bhutan, is the application...