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APPENDIX 5, Annex I Forest Genetic Resources Work Programme 2002-2003

Main Themes

Activities

Planned Output

External Partners

Information management

Collection, analysis, dissemination of neutral and updated technical information

REFORGEN, global data base (species x countries);

Forest Genetic Resources bulletin;

Internet homepage on FGR;

Glossary on FGR (definitions of 60 frequently used terms).

REFORGEN information updated for selected countries;

REFORGEN structure upgraded;

Forest Genetic Resources published in E, F and S;

New FGR homepage released;

Finalization, publication and posting on line.

University of Viterbo

FAO-Netherlands Partnership Programme (Agro-Biodiversity)

IUFRO SylvaVoc

Support to country-based assessments of FGR and preparation of regional status and action plans

Assistance to preparation of country reports; follow-up to previous regional workshops (SADC, Pacific)

Regional Workshops held in Central America (2002) and Central Africa (2003);

Publications of country reports for Meso America, Southern Africa and Central Africa.

IPGRI, UNDP, ICRAF, IUFRO

DFSC, CATIE

SPRIG

Methodologies for conservation of forest genetic resources

Review of methodologies and practices for in situ and ex situ management

Publication of in situ Conservation

Guide (E,F, S); & overall aspects;

Synthesis of results from in situ & ex situ conservation projects.

IPGRI

ICRAF

DFSC

Secretariat services to FAO Statutory Bodies

Assistance to Panel of Experts on Forest Gene Resources

Preparation of 13th Session of Panel

15 members worldwide + observers

Contribution to FAO’s Inter-Departmental Work Programme

Inputs to work of Working Groups on:

Biodiversity;

Biosecurity;

Biotechnology

Publication of review papers on biosecurity and invasive forest trees;

Inputs to CBD processes on

forest biological diversity;

Review of Biotechnologies;

Global Review of GM trees.

CBD

FNPP Agro-Biodiversity

CABI

Specific support to networks, programmes, member countries requests and field projects

Coordination of International Neem Network (INN);

Follow-up to Acacia, Prosopis & mahogany activities;

Technical assistance to member countries and projects (China, Namibia, Near East);

Publications on INN;

Preparation of proceedings of Workshop on data analysis;

Technical assistance updating web sites of field projects;

Technical publications.

DFSC

GCP/CPR/009/BEL

TCP/CPR/2903

EP/INT/204/GEF


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