Between climate change and war, Syrian agricultural history and diversity are under unprecedented threat. Here’s a glimpse into the ways that scientists are working around the clock to ensure that the country's seed diversity doesn’t get wiped out...
Nearly 7 million Syrians are severely food insecure, according to international agencies, and researchers hope by developing new seed varieties they can boost agricultural yields.
After the war broke out in Syria in 2011, a vital seed bank sent its collection to be stored deep inside an Arctic mountain vault. But now it wants its seeds back.