By a resolution taken by the responsible Council committee on October 18, 2022, the City of Bonn has entered into an annual partnership with the Global Crop Diversity Trust for the year 2023. The Global Crop Diversity Trust (Crop Trust) is an international organization based in Bonn whose goal is to conserve and keep available the genetic diversity of crops in agriculture in order to ensure the long-term nutrition of the world's population.
The Crop Trust was established in 2004 as an independent foundation under international law and has since acted as a funding instrument of the International Seed Treaty. Initially based in Rome, its headquarters were relocated to Bonn in 2013.
Within the framework of the annual partnership, various activities are intended to draw attention to the work of the Crop Trust and its importance. Among other things, the City of Bonn is once again providing the tried and tested means of public relations work for this purpose. Since the beginning of the year, the City of Bonn has already been promoting the annual partnership with a campaign logo in the footer of all municipal email traffic. In addition, several joint events are planned throughout the year. Kick-off event in March will be the opening of an exhibition.
Since the year 2000, the City of Bonn has invited Bonn-based international organizations to an annual partnership every year. Each year, a resident organization has the opportunity to present itself and its topics in a series of public events, which are supported by the city with extensive services.
The City of Bonn refers to the respective partnership in the footer of its e-mails. And large info screens at the main railway station and the free stampers also advertise the city’s partnership organization and enhance visibility in the cityscape.
Former annual partnerships
- 2022: FEMNET (opens in a new tab)
- 2021: Südwind Institute (opens in a new tab)
- 2020: Right Livelihood College (RLC) (opens in a new tab)
- 2019: Oro Verde (opens in a new tab)
- 2018: Eurosolar (opens in a new tab)
- 2017: Engagement Global (opens in a new tab)
- 2016: Germanwatch (opens in a new tab)
- 2015: German Doctors (opens in a new tab)
- 2014: EADI (European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes) (opens in a new tab)
- 2013: German-French Assoziation Bonn/Rhein-Sieg (opens in a new tab)
- 2012: IFOAM (Organics International & its Action Group) (opens in a new tab)
- 2011: SEF (Development and peace foundation) (opens in a new tab)
- 2010: Don Bosco Mondo (opens in a new tab)
- 2009: IPC (International Paralympic Movement) (opens in a new tab)