Bioinformaticians at the James Hutton Institute are supporting a 10-year, US$58m initiative launched by the Crop Trust and the Government of Norway to improve global food security and climate resilience.
The newly announced BOLD (Biodiversity for Opportunities, Livelihoods and Development) project seeks to safeguard crop diversity in gene banks, and facilitate its use by breeders, smallholder farmers and researchers to develop new crop varieties. This is an essential first step to secure a sufficient, healthy food supply for all.
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