Seeds shipped from Nigeria february 2008

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From Ibadan, Nigeria, twenty-one boxes filled with 7,000 unique seed samples from more than 36 African nations are shipped to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. 

All photo: The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture i Nigeria (IITA).

Cowpea seeds. Photo: IITA
Cowpea seeds.

 

Cowpea on display in the market. Photo: IITA
Cowpea on display in the market.

     

Genebank staff checking accession number as they are packed in shipment box. Photo: IITA
Genebank staff checking accession number as they are packed in shipment box.

 

Genebank staff checking accession number as they are packed in shipment box. Photo: IITA
Genebank staff checking accession number as they are packed in shipment box.

     

Svalbard boxes ready for shipment. Photo: IITA
Svalbard boxes ready for shipment. Each shipment/storage box contains the list of accessions with minimum germplasm data (Institute code, Accessions number, Scientific and common name, Number of seeds per pack, Year of regeneration, Country of origin).

 

Svalbard shipment boxes. Photo: IITA
Svalbard shipment boxes.

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