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Acronyms

A

ABGS

Agricultural Biodiversity of Global Significance

ADE

Amazonian Dark Earth (Brazil)

B

BMELV

Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (Germany)

BMZ

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (Germany)

C

CBD

Convention on Biological Diversity

CET

Centro de Educación y Tecnología (Chiloé, Chile)

CGIAR

Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research

CGRFA

Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

CITES

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

CSO

Civil Society Organization

D

E

EC

European Commission

F

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FSP

Full Scale Project/ Full Size Project

G

GEF

Global Environment Facility

GIAHS

Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems

H

ha

hectare

I

ICCROM

International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and restoration of Cultural Property

IFAD

International Fund for Agricultural Development

In situ

on site conservation (definition)

IPGRI

International Plant Genetic Resources Institute

IRT

Ifugao Rice Terraces (Philippines)

ISC

International Steering Committee

IUCN

International Union for the Conservation of Nature

J

K

L

M

m.

metre

MAB

UNESCO's Man and Biosphere Programme

msl

mean sea level

MSSRF

M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (India)

N

NGO

Non-governmental Organization

O

P

PDF-A

Project Development Facility Block A

PDF-B

Project Development Facility Block B

PPVFR

Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Act (India)

Q

R

S

sp.

species (singular)

spp.

species (plural)

ssp.

subspecies

T

TTP

Territory of Traditional Land Use of Indigenous People (Russia)

U

UNCCD

United Nation Convention to Combat Desertification

UNDP

United Nations Development Programme

UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNFCCC

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

UNU

United Nations University

V

var.

varieties

W

WHC

World Heritage Commission

WWF

World Wide Fund for Nature

X

Y

Z

Global Environment Facility

Global Environment Facility

Internetauftritt des Bundesministeriums für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz

BMELV

IFAD

IFAD

UNU

UNU

UNESCO

UNESCO

ISESCO

ISESCO