The main aim of the CPC (Swiss Commission for the Conservation of Cultivated Plants) is to promote conservation of genetic diversity of cultivated plants. The main task of the secretariat is the coordination and information of the activities in crop genetic resources conservation at the national level.
Bioversity is the world's largest international research organization dedicated solely to the conservation and use of agricultural biodiversity. It is non-profit and independently operated.
Pro Specie Rara: Swiss foundation for the cultural and genetic diversity of plants and animals.
Research for agriculture and nature
We conduct research into environmentally compatible and economically competitive farming. Our primary concern is for a highly diverse rural area.
Special topic: Breeding of selected fodder plants.
Agroscope Changins-Wädenswil ACW is a research station that conducts applied research in plant science and is charged with tasks required by law.
Areas of study include field crops, pastures, viticulture, arboriculture, horticulture, berries and aromatic and medicinal herbs. Special topic: Breeding of bread wheat and triticale
United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Area Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) With a lot of information including synonyma and links to pictures.
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, which is established in the permafrost in the mountains of Svalbard, is designed to store duplicates of seeds from seed collections from around the globe. Many of these collections from developing countries are in developing countries. If seeds are lost, e.g. as a result of natural disasters, war or simply a lack of resources, the seed collections may be reestablished using seeds from Svalbard.