• The Crop Wild Relatives Project

    The Crop Wild Relatives Project (CWR) is a major global effort
    to conserve CWR and facilitate their use in crop breeding for food security.

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  • Crop Wild Relatives

    CWR are the wild ‘cousins’ of our cultivated crops. Much like the wolf is related to the dog, CWR are related to our food plants and contain
    useful diversity, for adapting crops to climate change.

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  • The Crops

    Project activities focus on collecting and conserving the wild relatives of
    29 crops and pre-breeding for 19 crops.

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