AGP - Seed and PGR Publications
 

2013

Report of a Technical Consultation to Promote Public-Private Partnerships for Pre-Breeding 

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Catalogue des espèces et variétés de cultures vivrières d’intérêt communautaire dans l’espace CEMAC

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2012

 

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 agriculture depend.

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Synthetic Account of the The Second Global Plan of Action for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

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2011

 

Promoting smallholder seed enterprises: quality seed production of rice, maize, sorghum and millet in northern Cameroon
Robert G. Guei, Abdoulaye Barra and Drissa Silue

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FAO Expert Consultation on Seed Policy Formulation
INRAN, Milan, Italy, 28-30 March 2011

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Seed Security System Assessment (SSSA) Report for Southern Sudan

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Biosafety Resource Book
Editors A. Sensi, O. Brandenberg, K. Ghosh and A. Sonnino

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Seeds in Emergencies: A technical handbook
FAO Plant Production and Protection Paper 202

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Pacific Regional Consultation
Strengthening Conservation and Sustainable Use of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture in the Pacific Island Countries
Report from the meeting held in Suva, Fiji, 7-10 December 2010

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Plant Genetic Resources: Asian Perspectives
Record of the Meetings held 6-10 September 2010, Chiang Mai, Thailand
(1) Second National Focal Point Meeting of Project GCP/RAS/240/JPN
(2) Asian consultation for the update of the Global Plan of Action on the conservation and sustainable use of PGRFA
(3) Workshop on the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

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2010

 


Quality declared planting material
Protocols and standards for vegetatively propagated crops

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Promoting the growth and Development of smallholder seed enterprises for food and security crops
Case studies from Brazil, Côte d'Ivoire and India

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Promoting the growth and Development of smallholder seed enterprises for food and security crops
Best practices and options for decision making

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Status and Options for Regional GMOs Detection Platform:
A Benchmark for the Region

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In the Near East and North Africa region, agriculture is a key element of the economy. Most of the countries are committed to implementation of the Global Plan of Action for Conservation and Sustainable use of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture for boosting production and development. FAO has approved a two year regional project (TCP/RAB/3202) entitled "Strengthening capacities towards the establishment of a regional platform for the detection of genetically modified organisms».



2009

Responding to the challenges of a changing world: The role of new plant varieties and high quality seed in agriculture
Proceedings of the Second World Seed Conference
FAO Headquarters, Rome, September 8-10, 2009

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Plant breeding and farmer participation
This book provides a comprehensive description and assessment of the use of participatory plant breeding in developing countries. It is aimed at plant breeders, social scientists, students and practitioners interested in learning more about its use with the hope that they all will find a common ground to discuss ways in which plant breeding can be beneficial to all and can contribute to alleviate poverty.

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Building Biosafety Capacities
FAO's experience and outlook.
An overview of the experience gained from FAO capacity building projects in agricultural biotechnology and biosafety.
FAO, 2009. NRR, I1033/E.

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Marker-assisted selection
Current status and future perspectives in crops, livestock, forestry and fish
FAO, 2007. Reprinted 2009

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2008 - 2005

Harmonized Seed Legislation in West Africa
FAO, 2008.

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Agricultural biodiversity in LAO PDR
FAO, December 2007.

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Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources
FAO, December 2007.

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Farmer access to seeds and their contribution to sustainable livelhoods in the vientiane Province of LAO PDR
FAO, December 2007.

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The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
FAO, December 2007.

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Access to Seeds and Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.
Their Role in Improving Rural Livelihoods in Lao PDR.
FAO, 2007.

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An Evaluation of three Seed Fairs in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania from Different Stakeholders Perspectives
A survey was carried out during three seed fairs in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania from August –September 2005. The seed fairs were organised by the FAO regional Gender, Biodiversity and Local Knowledge Systems to Strengthen Agriculture and Rural Development in Southern Africa project.

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Analysis of the seed market in Afghanistan.
FAO, 2007.

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Quality declared seed system
FAO Plant Production and Protection Paper

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Role of Biotechnology in Exploring and Protecting Agricultural Genetic Resources.
FAO, 2006.

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Livelihoods Analysis of SPFS-Promoted Seed Multiplication in Eastern Guatemala.
FAO, 2005.

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POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS


Harnessing PGRFA for Enhanced Crop Productivity: Challenges and Opportunities
PPT document - April 2011

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Promoting local seed enterprises to address global food security: Success stories from Africa, Asia and Latin America
PPT document - FAO January 2011

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FAO Seed Activities
PPT document - FAO June 2010

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Seed Alliance Without Boundary (SAWIB) A holistic approach for success
PPT document - FAO September 2009

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Strengthening seed systems to meet the challenges of food security
PPT document - FAO, AGP July 2009

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Towards a strategic and integrated management of Plant Genetic Resources for Food Security and Sustainable Development
PPT document - March 2009

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MANUALS AND GUIDELINES

 

2010

 

Afghanistan enacts a seed law
The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has enacted a Seed Law published by the Ministry of Justice in official Gazette 1005 of 16 December 2009.
Read more about it here.

 


2008 - 2006

 

Diversity of Experiences. Understanding change in crop and seed diversity.
FAO, 2008.

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West African Catalogue of Plant Species and Varieties.
FAO, 2008.

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Biotechnology tools for conservation and use of plants.
A school play for senior students. FAO, Rome, 2007.

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Memorias del Taller "Biodiversidad Agrícola".
Roma, Marzo 2007.

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The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
FAO, December 2007.

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Genetically Modified Organisms in Crop Production and their effect on the environment: Methodologies for monitoring and the way ahead.
FAO, 2006.

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2006

Calendario de cultivos. América Latina y el Caribe.
FAO Plant Production and Protection Paper No. 186, 2006.

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Community Diversity Seed Fairs in Tanzania. Guidelines for seed fairs.
FAO, 2006.

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Manual of Seed Handling in Genebanks.
FAO, 2006.

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Quality Declared Seed System.
FAO, 2006.

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Seed Industry Privatization. Strengthening National Seed Production Capacity in Afghanistan.
FAO, 2006.

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ARCHIVE

 

Publications 2004 - 2001

Towards Effective and Sustainable Seed Relief Activities
Report of the Workshop on Effective and Sustainable Seed Relief Activities Rome, 26-28 May 2003
FAO PLANT PRODUCTION AND PROTECTION PAPER 181


Intellectual property rights in plant varieties. International legal regimes and policy options for national governments.
FAO, 2004.

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Hot Pepper Seed and Crop Production in the Bahamas.
FAO, 2004.

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Broadening the Genetic Base of Crop Production.
2001. Published in collaboration with Bioversity International. ISBN-10: 92-9043-458-9. ISBN-13: 978-92-9043-458-0.



Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture - A Revised and Augmented Edition of the Glossary of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering.
FAO, 2001.

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from our partners

Bioversity International (ex FAO/IPGRI) publications.

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before 2000

FAO Seed review 1989-90.
FAO, 1995.



Genebank Standards. A joint FAO/IPGRI publication, 1994.
ISBN 92-9043-236-5.

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Quarantine for seed.
FAO Plant Production and Protection Paper No. 119, 1993.



Seed marketing.
FAO, 1994.

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Seed potato micropropagation and multiplication (Abridged version of).
A video programme with printed commentary. Produced in three versions (English, French and Spanish), developed in collaboration with the Danish Institute of National Plant Pathology and R.A.T. George, School of Biological Sciences, University of Bath, UK.



Guidelines 2005 - 2003

Seed Systems, Household Welfare and Crop Genetic Diversity: An Economic Methodology applied in Ethiopia. FAO, 2005.

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Identifying the Factors that Influence Small-scale Farmers' Transaction Costs in Relation to Seed Acquisition.
FAO, 2004.

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Seed multiplication by resource-limited farmers.
FAO Plant Production and Protection Paper No. 180, 2004.

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Towards effective and sustainable seed relief activities.
FAO Plant Production and Protection Paper No. 181, 2004.

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Toward Effective and Sustainable Seed Relief Activities. Report of the Workshop on Effective and Sustainable Seed Relief Activities.
Rome, 26–28 May 2003.

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Trends in Conservation and Use of Plant Gentic Resources Around the World. Poster available in العربية. 中文, english, français, Русский, Españo For copies contact Alessia.Laurenza@fao.org.
Sowing the Seeds of Food Security Click to download