A delegation from the Crop Trust visited the Sharjah Seed Bank and Herbarium (SSBH) on 19th July 2018.

The delegation consists of Ms. Marie Haga – The Executive Director of the Crop Trust, and Mr. Luigi Guarino – The Director of Science, Crop Trust and a representative from MOCCAE, UAE. In addition, a representative from EPAA, Sharjah also attended the event.

The delegation had a tour and was briefed about SSBH facilities, and a presentation about the vision and objectives of the SSBH was delivered.  The focus of Crop Trust’s is on conservation of crop diversity for food security. The main discussion was on agrobiodiversity and CWR assessment, conservation, and potential common areas of interest with the crop trust.