A new approach to mining agricultural gene banks – to speed the pace of research innovation for food security
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Richard Sanders, Abdallah Bari, Kenneth Street, Michael Devlin. (9/5/2013). A new approach to mining agricultural gene banks – to speed the pace of research innovation for food security. Beirut, Lebanon: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
‘FIGS’: A more precise approach to mining agricultural gene banks. This report presents the possibilities of ‘FIGS’, a new technique for searching agricultural genebanks, that helps crop breeders and their managers achieve faster and better targeted pinpointing of improved crops for the future. This approach helps genebank managers, crop breeders, development agencies and donors to improve the effectiveness of crop improvement programs.