Colombia

Our genebank in Colombia is home to the world’s largest collections of beans, cassava and tropical forages.


Cassava
6,000 varieties

Beans
37,938 varieties

Tropical forages
22,694 varieties

Our genebanks based in Palmira, Colombia, and Leuven, Belgium, are part of the CGIAR Genebank Platform.

Future Seeds: A state-of-the-art genebank

Based on our Palmira campus, Future Seeds is a global innovation hub for the conservation and use of crop diversity set to become a driving force for innovation in agriculture

Through genomics, digital phenotyping, and information technologies, with Future Seeds, we are building a ‘knowledge bank’, enabling the data-driven deployment of crop diversity.  

Learn more about Future Seeds

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