Cyprus Seed Bank

Cyprus Seed Bank (CySB) was established to collect, document, preserve and reproduce the seeds of local varieties, improved varieties, wild relatives of cultivated plants, natural species in the Cyprus flora, and endemic species in Cyprus.

CySB was launched with the attendance of Republic of Turkey Ambassador to Nicosia Ali Murat Başçeri, TIKA Nicosia Office Program Coordinator Havva Pınar Özcan Küçükçavuş, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources Emirali Deveci, Director of Environmental Protection Department Emir Akyıllar, Director of Tourism, Promotion and Marketing Department Mine Emiroğlu, Mayor of Mehmetçik Cemil Sarıçizmeli, Mayor of Geçitkale Hasan Öztaş, Dean of Near East University Faculty of Agriculture Prof. Dr. Özge Özden, Cittaslow TRNC Technical Coordinator Münevver Ebedi, Cittaslow Mehmetçik Coordinator Turgut Değirmencioğlu, Aegean Agricultural Research Institute Turkey National Seed Gene Bank delegation and relevant stakeholders on June 22nd, 2022.