NPR: How ancient seeds from the Fertile Crescent could help save us from climate change
The Fertile Crescent agricultural area in the Middle East plays a key role in seed preservation. Many of these seeds are sent to many major countries such as the United States, Canada, and countries in Europe, mainly to help with crop resilience against the effects of climate change. Today, the ICARDA, or International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, plays an important role for the preservation of these seeds all over the world in case of emergencies. Click here to learn more about seed preservation to help combat crop scarcity.