Third Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture Related

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

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]

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)

International Seed Treaty:: Web portal of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (IT PGRFA), the global agreement that aims to conserve and further develop, on their farms, the (rapidly eroding) range of farmers' seed varieties that is basis of the world's food supply.

UK Focal Point on Genetic Resources:: Provides information on genetic resources for food and agriculture in the UK, including access and benefit sharing arrangements.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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