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Genebank Standards for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

The Seeds and Plant Genetic Resources Team of the FAO is pleased to advise that the Genebank Standards for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (endorsed by the Commission for Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture at its Fourteenth Regular Session held from 15 -...[En savoir plus]

Des semences de qualité pour des rendements de qualité

Some two million small family farms of one hectare or less dot the agricultural landscapes of Central America. In most cases, farmers plant two main staple crops – beans and maize. These fields rarely produced the yields they could have, because the farmers had no access to a...[En savoir plus]

Seed marketing with SMS

FAO is using novel ways of delivering quality seed to farmers. Last week, national staff from Ivory Coast participated in a training workshop on mobile technology-based information systems, which will help to enhance seed marketing in the country.A two-week training was...[En savoir plus]

Small seed businesses contribute to improved food security in Honduras

Small seed businesses are contributing to increase the supply of high quality maize and beans seed to family farmers, which is improving national food security in Honduras.  These improvements are being made possible, in part, through the efforts of the “Seed for Development”...[En savoir plus]

La sixième session du Groupe de travail technique intergouvernemental sur les ressources phytogénétiques pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture

The Sixth Session of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture will be held at FAO headquarters in Rome from 14 to 16 November 2012. The Working Group was established by the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and...[En savoir plus]

Regional workshop about Establishment of Seed Policies

A regional workshop about Establishment of Seed Policies was held in Bolivia from 27 to 29 August 2012. It was organized in cooperation by the Seeds and Plant Genetic Resources unit in Rome and the AGP Team of Chile as part of the technical hub created. Funds were provided from...[En savoir plus]

Rural businesses produce high quality basic grain seed for small farmers in Central America

Since 2010, twenty-nine small rural enterprises in the business of producing high quality seed have been producing enough bean seed to plant 78,000 hectares, which will make bean grain available to 296,000 families in Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua,...[En savoir plus]

Deuxième Plan d’action mondial pour les ressources phytogénétiques pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture

The Second Global Plan of Action for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture was adopted by the FAO Council in Rome on 29 November 2011 as a new global framework aiming at the conservation and sustainable use of the world’s diversity of plants on which food and...[En savoir plus]

Cinquième session du Groupe de travail technique intergouvernemental sur les ressources phytogénétiques pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture

The Fifth Session of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture will be held at FAO Headquarters in Rome from 27 to 29 April 2011. The opening meeting will...[En savoir plus]

FAO Expert Consultation - Seed Policy Formulation

An expert consultation workshop on seed policy formulation will be organized by FAO and ENSE/INRAN from 28 to 30 March in Milan. It will gather up to 30 participants including seed policy experts, Ministry of Agriculture officials, researchers, seed experts, representatives of...[En savoir plus]

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