The purpose of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is to provide insurance against both incremental and catastrophic loss of crop diversity held in genebanks around the world. The Seed Vault offers secure protection for one of the most important natural
resources on earth. It serves as an essential element in a global network of facilities that conserve crop diversity and make it available for use in plant breeding and research.


Further details: Answers to Global Crop Diversity Trust and Svalbard Global Seed Vault - Frequently Asked Questions, and Croptrust website.

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