Forest genetic resources

Publications

This study reviews issues related to the development of indicators for tree genetic diversity. It includes a historical account of the development of science-based indicators for tree genetic diversity. It also includes a section on relevant data, data sources, and databases. The study proposes a set of four operational indicators for monitoring tree genetic diversity. The proposed indicators could support efforts towards sustainable forest management, as well as the development of indicators for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.

Available in: English

This study reviews what is known about the value of trees for tropical rural communities. It focuses on non-timber products harvested from trees in natural and managed forests and woodlands, the various products and services obtained from trees planted or retained in agroforestry systems, and the commercial products of tree commodity crops. The role of intra-specific genetic variation in determining the value of trees in supporting livelihoods is discussed in each of the three contexts. The study also identifies specific points that should be given particular attention in the future to better support tree-based livelihoods of rural communities in the tropics.

Available in: English

The summary of the State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture presents the key findings of the global assessment and recommendations for action.

 

The report presents the first global assessment of biodiversity for food and agriculture. It includes chapters on forest genetic resources, sustainable forest management and other forest-relevant issues.

Available in: English

This Special Issue of Forest Ecology and Management presents an editorial and the key findings of seven thematic studies prepared for the first-ever State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources. The articles are freely available from the publisher’s website.

Year: 2014

Available in: English

This study reviews the role of genetic considerations in a wide range of ecosystem restoration activities involving trees. It evaluates how different approaches take, or could take, genetic aspects into account, thereby leading to the identification and selection of the most appropriate methods.

Year: 2014

Available in: English

This publication presents priority areas and strategic priorities for action on forest genetic resources, adopted by the FAO Conference at its 38th Session in 2013.

Year: 2014

The synthetic account of the State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources presents the key findings of the first-ever global assessment and a summary of recommendations for action.

Year: 2014

The report presents an overview of concepts related to forest genetic resources and their values, reviews drivers of change and relevant technologies, analyzes the state of conservation and use of the resources, and provides recommendations for action.

Year: 2014

Available in: English

The book presents the proceedings of the FAO International Technical Conference on Agricultural Biotechnologies, held in Guadalajara, Mexico on 1-4 March 2010. Chapter 2 focuses on the current status and options for forest biotechnologies in developing countries, including case studies.

Available in: English
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