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  • September 18, 2022
    Survey: how can we make DivSeek better?

    Our partners at the University of Saskatchewan have launched a survey to help us better understand how we can serve the needs of our member organizations. We are calling on all DivSeek member organizations to weigh in, and provide their own thoughts and insights on how DivSeek is performing as a community of practice. The […]

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  • August 30, 2022
    Stephen Kresovich elected to Chair of DivSeek Board

    Plant breeding expert Professor Stephen Kresovich has been elected Chair of the DivSeek International Network Inc. Board of Directors. Expansion of the DivSeek network has catalyzed an increased awareness that harnessing plant biodiversity will be foundational to addressing global challenges including resource limitations and impact of agriculture, nutritional food security, climate adaptation, and transitioning to […]

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  • June 17, 2022
    DivSeek workshop at PAG Asia

    The DivSeek International Network: Genebank Genomics and Beyond Workshop kicks of the workshop programme for the PAG Asia 2022 online conference on Wed June 22 (9am – 10:45 CST, UTC+8). The Plant and Animal Genome Conference is a 3-day online event with plenaries, workshops and poster sessions. Within the DivSeek workshop we have the following […]

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  • June 6, 2022
    DivSeek signs MOU with International Treaty

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  • May 20, 2022
    DivSeek Commons: the matrix is born

    DivSeek is working to help ensure plant germplasm and its derived digital sequence information (DSI) is F.A.I.R – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable. A range of data repositories and tools already exist; but many are not as widely used as they could be, or unable to interact readily with others. DivSeek Commons aims to define […]

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  • May 20, 2022
    Taking stock: a nationwide survey of plant genetic resources in Australia

      Eucalyptus, Acacia, Tea tree, Macadamia. Even if you’ve never set foot in Australia, you’ve probably heard of these plant genera. That’s because these plants are not only valuable for their inherent beauty and ecosystem services, but also as natural resources that are harvested and exported at a global scale. Australasia has a wealth of […]

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  • May 19, 2022
    Introducing ‘Task Teams’

      Last year, we released the DivSeek Strategic Plan 2021-2026, which outlined our vision and strategic goals – as well as the primary means for achieving them, namely Hubs and Working Groups. Hubs are self-governing groups of members and non-members, and Working Groups are focused advisory groups that help to identify challenges, gaps and opportunities. […]

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  • May 19, 2022
    Highlights from our AGM

      Our Annual General Meeting was held in January this year, and was followed by three Roundtable Workshops featuring talks by fourteen speakers on a variety of topics. Each of these talks is now available to watch on our website, along with .pdf files of the presentations. There were 44 attendees at the AGM, and […]

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  • May 19, 2022
    The Crop Ontology system – next steps

    Since its inception 14 years ago, the Crop Ontology has become an essential source of controlled vocabularies to define traits and variables that support the standardisation of crop breeding databases. Crop Ontology has successfully worked with breeder and pre-breeder communities to establish 32 ontology sets. Notably, the conceptual model that guides their ontology defines a […]

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  • May 19, 2022
    Latest Developments from One-CGIAR

    The CGIAR is an intergovernmental organisation that has been a leader in agricultural science and innovation for the past 50 years. From food crops to water system to policy, the CGIAR’s institutions around the world have produced research that brings benefits to hundred of millions of the world’s most impoverished communities. This has included managing […]

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