A freelance journalist and writer, Alexandra Talty is based in Batroun, Lebanon. Drawn to the human element behind the news, she is a senior contributor at Forbes. Before becoming a full-time reporter, she was the founding Editor-in-Chief of StepFeed in the Middle East. Her work has appeared in Outside Magazine, Playboy Magazine, AFAR, Forbes, Columbia Online Journal, and Electric Literature, among others. She is writing a book about America’s oldest agricultural community (and her hometown), “This Good Ground: The Farm Kids Fighting for The Hamptons.”
By Alexandra Talty, Food Tank
As seed diversity plummets globally, securing varieties will likely become even more important. ICARDA counterparts and fellow genebanks in the Philippines, Afghanistan, and Iraq have been lost due to human interventions and natural disasters, making the success of ICARDA’s move from Syria even more commendable.