UK Focal Point on Genetic Resources



UK Focal Point on Genetic Resources Related

UK Focal Point on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing:: Although the UK has not introduced specific legislation to regulate access to genetic resources, this site offers information to assist those that may wish to access genetic resources in the UK and its dependent territories.

Genetic Resources Conservation Program:: A University of California Program, concerned with California's biological diversity and its conservation in the broadest sense: onsite and offsite conservation of the native flora and fauna, collections of germplasm amassed for agricultural, medicinal, and industrial uses, and collections of genetic stocks, tissues, cells, and DNA developed for teaching and research purposes.

Plant Genetic Resources Links:: A page of links to International organizations.

National Invertebrate Genetic Resources Program:: A program of the USDA Agricultural Research Service. Goals include: preservation of reference specimens, maintenance of genetically important germplasm, documentation of specific insect stocks, management of databases, distribution of material to researchers and breeders.

System-wide Information Network for Genetic Resources:: SINGER, the CGIAR system-wide information network for genetic resources of crop, forage and tree germplasm.

International Technical Conference on Animal Genetic Resources:: The First International Technical Conference on Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture , 1-7 September 2007, Interlaken, Switzerland, facilitated by FAO. (September 07, 2007)

First European Workshop on National Plant Genetic Resources Programmes:: Sweden, 24-26 April 2003. Follow-up meeting to the 1998 Braunschweig Symposium that was concerned with the implementation of the Leipzig Global Plan of Action on PGRFA. Site provides full details. [PDF]

Seeds and Survival: Crop Genetic Resources in War and Reconstruction in Africa:: Considers the impact of war, civil strife and low-intensity conflict on the management of plant genetic resources, in regions where crop plant genetic resources are still conserved in situ by small-scale agriculturalists. PDF format.

Third Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture:: The meeting was held in Tunis, Tunisia, from 1 to 5 June 2009. It considered, inter alia, its procedures and funding and also the relationships between the Governing Body and the Global Crop Diversity Trust and with the CGRFA; Implementation of the Multilateral System of Access and Benefit-sharing; Implementation of Article 6, Sustainable Use of Plant Genetic Resources; Implementation of Article 9, Farmers’ Rights. (June, 2009)

Vantage Point:: Holstein breeding establishment.

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