Global System for the Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Sustainable Agriculture

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Set up within the framework of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Also referred to as FAO Global System for the Conservation and Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources. No activities reported since 1999.


Ensure safe conservation, and promote unrestricted availability and sustainable utilization, of plant genetic resources - genes, genotypes and genepools at molecular, population, species and ecosystem level - for present and future generations.

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Global mechanisms being developed: World Information and Early Warning System on Plant Genetic Resources (WIEWS); network of 'in situ' base collections (with technical assistance of IBPGR); network of 'in situ' and on-farm areas established or demarcated for conservation of genetic resources; crop-specific networks. Global instruments: State of the World's Plant Genetic Resources; International Fund on Plant Genetic Resources (implementation of farmers' rights).


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 8 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 170 countries
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Subjects *

  • Biosciences
    • Genetics
  • Plant Life
    • Plants
  • Geography
    • Ecology
  • Amenities
    • Food
  • Agriculture, Fisheries
    • Agriculture
    • FAO Bodies
  • Economics
    • Resource Utilization
  • International Relations
    • World Order
  • Development
    • Sustainable Development
  • Conservation
    • Conservation

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



Last News Received

20. Jan 1999
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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