Syrain seed genebank flees conflict

Andrew Norris
Updated September 24 2015 - 10:19am, first published 12:00am

WHEN war broke out in Syria in March 2011, staff at the International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA) Genebank near Aleppo kicked into action a plan they had worked on for years - the safe evacuation of the 141,000 packets of crops seeds.

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Andrew Norris

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