The Australian Grains Genebank (AGG) is the national bio-digital resource centre that provides facilitated and informed access to grain crop geneticImage of the GRDC logo resources to the Australian grains industry. The Australian Grains Genebank is custodian to one of the largest collections of grain crop species globally including cultivated, landrace, and wild relative species of temperate and tropical crops.

The AGG is a Strategic Partnership between the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and the State of Victoria through its Agriculture Victoria (AV) Branch of Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA). This $30M joint investment will unlock the genetic potential of the plant genetic resources warehoused in the AGG through an applied digital and genomic innovation program of work. This will transform the AGG from a traditional seedbank facility into a future-oriented bio-digital resource centre that will accelerate cereal, oilseed, and pulse crop improvement and the development of climate-change resilient, high-yielding, and high-value grain crop varieties the benefit of Australian grain growers.

The AGG manages its germplasm in accordance with Australia’s obligation under the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) and is committed to facilitate widespread access to genetic resources for crop improvement aimed at the development of more resilient and productive grain crop varieties.

Seed is available for research, plant breeding, conservation, training and education purposes. Search for seed lines and request samples from the Australian Grains Genebank database.

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