Bioversity Collecting Mission Database uri icon


  • Four decades of Bioversity (including IBPGR and IPGRI) collecting mission datasets, an agricultural heritage of cultivated plants and their wild relatives, are now online. This collection is an invaluable history of plants that may have been lost from their fields and natural habitats, painstakingly recording information about more than 200,000 landrace and crop wild relative samples collected all over the world for almost forty years. You can search by species, country, collector's name or mission title, and access directly the original field records plus other information such as where that sample is housed in genebanks worldwide. Other websites and applications can use and integrate data from Bioversity's collecting database through inbuilt web services and a Google map. The available passport data of all the germplasm samples and traits data of 6 target crops has been extracted from original mission documents and databases (SINGER, EURISCO and GRIN-USDA) and made available online in the Collecting Missions Database

publication date

  • 2012