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Study: 'Collect Crops' Wild Relatives for Future Food Security'

Many wild relatives of important food crops, which could be used to help those crops adapt and thrive in an environment impacted by climate change, are missing from the world's genebanks. Researchers with the Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change project mapped more than 1,000 crop wild relatives (CWR) of rice, potato, maize, wheat and 77 other important crops, and found significant gaps in the species that have been collected, and the geographic regions represented in...

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