Forest Seed Bank Management System (GESSEM)

CIRAD-Forêt(France) has developed software (GESSEM) for the running and management of germplasm banks and seed collections, especially those of forest tree seed centres. Developed in collaboration with FAO, the system is currently being tested by partner institutions in a number of field projects.

The software (two diskettes with a manual of instructions) is available from FAO on request, free of charge for public-owned tree seed centres and research organizations.

Requests should be sent to:
Chief, Forest Resources Development Service
Forest Resources Division, FAO
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00100 Rome, Italy

last updated:  Thursday, July 10, 2003