Importance of crop wild relatives

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Allium pskemense B. Fedtsch. in Uzbekistan.

Watch a video at Vimeo about the importance of crop wild relatives.

Crop wild relatives are the unrecognized and often unnoticed backbone of plant breeding programmes.  Toby Hodgkin, Principal Scientist at Bioversity, explains the significance of crop wild relatives and the struggle to conserve them. 


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