FAO/IPGRI technical guidelines
FAO collaborates with Bioversity International (formerly International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI)) to ensure and facilitate the safe movement of plant germplasm for research purposes, by identifying technically sound practices that safeguard against the introduction and establishment of unwanted pests.
The major output of this collaborative work is a series of crop- or plant-specific technical guidelines, FAO/IPGRI Technical Guidelines for the Safe Movement of Germplasm. These guidelines, produced by panels of experts on the crop or plant concerned, provide relevant technical information for the detection and recognition of pests of potential phytosanitary importance to prevent their involuntary international dissemination.
The recommendations made in the guidelines are intended for small, specialized consignments used in research programmes, e.g. for collection, conservation and utilization for breeding of plant genetic resources.
Old, K.M., Vercoe, T.K., Floyd, R.B., Wingfield, M.J., Roux, J. & Neser, S. (eds).. 2002. FAO/IPGRI Technical guidelines for the safe movement of germplasm, No. 20. Acacia spp. FAO, IPGRI, Rome, Italy, 87 pp.
Ciesla, W.M., Diekmann, M. & Putter, C.A.J. (eds). 1996. FAO/IPGRI Technical guidelines for the safe movement of germplasm, No. 17. Eucalyptus spp. FAO, IPGRI, ACIAR & ASEAN, Rome, Italy, 67pp.
Diekmann, M., Sutherland, J.R., Nowell, D.C., Morales, F.J. & G. Allard (eds). 2002. FAO/IPGRI Technical guidelines for the safe movement of germplasm, No. 21. Pinus spp. FAO/IPGRI, Rome, Italy, 90 pp.