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Thank you for visiting the website of Crops for the Future. Crops for the Future will herein be referred to as “CFF”. Our intention is to provide you with high quality information on neglected and underutilised species (NUS) in pursuit of our institutional goals.

Your privacy and security are very important to us. CFF does not collect personal information when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information. However, we do collect some technical information about your visit to www.cropsforthefuture.org, and the following explains how we handle any/all information gathered:

Information automatically collected and stored

When you visit our website to read pages or download information such as reports and international agreements, we use cookies to automatically collect and store the following information:

  • The IP address from which you accessed our site
  • The date and time you accessed our site
  • The URL of the website from which you linked to our site
  • The name of the file or words you searched for
  • The pages you visited on our site
  • The items clicked on a page
  • The browser and operating system used

We do not collect or track any personal information through these processes. This information is used to measure the number of visitors, the different sections of our website receives and the types of technology used, helping us to improve the website’s overall security, making it more relevant and user friendly.

Information you provide to CFF

You are not required to provide any personal information to view this website.
You may choose to provide your contact information to CFF in order to receive information such as those stated below. You have our surety that CFF will use your personal information only for the purpose for which it was provided.

CFF newsletter
If you sign up for our newsletter delivered by email, we will store the information you provide (usually your email address) on a database. In accordance with the Data Protection Act, we will not make your information available to third parties.

Some of our newsletters are sent using third-party email distribution systems. In these cases, the email privacy policy will be available to you at the time you sign up for the newsletter. A link will be provided at the bottom of each newsletter with instructions on how to unsubscribe.

NUS Experts database
The purpose of our NUS Experts Database is to facilitate finding and connecting to people with expertise on specific NUS. If you register in the NUS Experts Database, we will store your profile information in a database, from which your contact details and area of expertise can be retrieved.

In certain instances, such as blog comments or discussion groups, the information you provide may be visible to the public. Please do not share any personal information that you do not want made available to the public. CFF is not responsible for how other participants may use your information.

If you send us an email, you may choose to send us personally identifying information, containing a request for information. CFF will only use your personal information for the purpose for which it was provided, such as to respond to your message or to provide subscriptions you have chosen. In certain instances, your comment or suggestion may be forwarded to our partners if they are in the best position to respond to your message.

CFF does not monitor email messages for content. However, CFF does scan them for malicious software, using an automated monitoring and detection process. Information obtained in this way is only used for the purpose of virus detection.

External links
Our website contains links to various other government departments and agencies, as well as private organisations. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the policies of the new site.


When you visit some websites, their web servers generate pieces of information known as cookies. Cookies are commonly used to recognize your computer in the future.

CFF uses single-session cookies to serve technical purposes, like providing seamless navigation through our site. These cookies do not permanently record data, and they are not stored on your computer’s hard drive. CFF’s session cookies are only available during an active browser session. When you close your browser, the session cookies disappear.

CFF also uses multi-session cookies to help us understand how people use the site, and how we can make it better. Traffic statistics are collected anonymously and aggregated, and no information is traceable to any specific individual.

Cookies may also be set by the following third-party providers on CFF:

  • Google Analytics – A multi-session cookie sets when the page is loaded, where it will be used to improve web metrics capabilities.
  • YouTube – A multi-session cookie sets when the video is played, where it will be used to maintain the integrity of video statistics

Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information. You can remove or block cookies by changing the settings of your browser.

Social media

CFF maintains profiles on several third-party social media sites. We are present on these sites in order to tell the story of CFF to the general public audiences.
While we encourage commenting and conversation on our social media profiles, please remember that they are a public forum and any information provided will be visible to the public. Please do not include personal details such as your telephone number, email address, or any other personal information that you do not wish made available to the general public.

Service standards and disclaimers

This website seeks to conform, wherever possible, to the latest available guidance on website design. However, the inclusion of older material on this website may mean that some publications are not readily accessible to all users.
Every effort is made to provide accurate and complete information. However, with the thousands of documents available, often uploaded within short deadlines, we cannot guarantee that there will be no errors. We make no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this website and expressly disclaim liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this website.

With respect to the content of this website, neither CFF nor their employees make any warranty, expressed or implied or statutorily, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, and the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with respect to content available from this website or other internet resources linked to or from it.


All content found on our website can be freely reproduced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. In return, we request only that CFF be cited as the source of any information, photos, and images copied from this site and that any photo credits or bylines be similarly credited to the photographer or author.

Where we have identified any third party copyright material you will need to obtain permission from the copyright holders concerned. Any enquiries regarding the use and re-use of this information resource should be sent to e-mail: email hidden; JavaScript is required

Verification or hard copy of content

CFF is happy to supply hard copy or alternate electronic versions of documents for website users with particular requirements where this can be reasonably undertaken.  Please contact our staff should this be required.

We can be reached via email at:

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Our postal address is:

Crops for the Future c/o Bioversity International
Stesen Kuarantin , Jabatan Pertanian, Bangunan JKR (P) 1746
P.O. Box 236, UPM Post Office
43400 Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan
West Malaysia, Malaysia.

You can reach us by telephone at:

Phone: +60 3-8942 3891
Fax: +60 3-8948 7655