Technical Workshop “Towards the establishment of a Global Network for in situ conservation and on farm management of Plant Genetic Resources for food and agriculture”
FAO headquarters, Rome, 13 November 2012
During the 13th Regular Session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA) held in 2011, FAO was requested to elaborate on the means and opportunities for establishing a global network for in situ conservation and on-farm management of PGRFA in coordination with the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation of the Convention on Biological Diversity and other relevant stakeholders. In order to respond to the request, a consultation process has been initiated by FAO, taking into consideration the different methodology, targets and stakeholders involved in the two approaches.
The objective of the Technical Workshop Towards the establishment of a Global Network for in situ conservation and on farm management of Plant Genetic Resources for food and agriculture is to identify options, ways and means for establishing a global network for in situ and on-farm management of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA). The options and key recommendations from the workshop will advice and form an essential input in FAO’s response to the Commission’s request, which will be presented at the Fourteenth Regular Session of the Commission in April 2013.
Two background information documents will be circulated to participants prior to the meeting.
- Establishment of a Global Network for the In Situ Conservation of Crop Wild Relatives: Status and Needs (Maxted and Kell, 2009), accessible here
- A preliminary analysis of the global survey: On-farm management of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture. Accessible here
The provisional agenda, additional technical information and information related to logistics for this workshop is available at the following links: