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December 2010
The State of the World’s Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

This report provides a comprehensive picture of the global situation and trends regarding the conservation and use of plant genetic resources. It was prepared with the active participation of member countries as well as the public and private sectors. It describes the most significant changes that have occurred since the publication of the first report in 1998 and focuses on the major gaps and needs which will serve countries and the world community to set future priorities for the conservation and sustainable utilization of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.

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December 2010
Countries meet to boost Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources
Ground-breaking benefit-sharing fund will help conserve and utilize threatened plant species

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December 2010
Gardens of Biodiversity
New FAO book celebrating traditional food production in the Southern Caucasus

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October 2010
Crop biodiversity: use it or lose it
FAO launches 2nd State of the World’s Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture report

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October 2010
Funding strategy for the implementation of the global plan of action for animal genetic resources

Adopted by the Twelfth Regular Session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture October 2009 (CGRFA-12/09/Report-Appendix C). The objective of the Funding Strategy is to enhance the availability, transparency, efficiency and effectiveness of the provision of substantial and additional financial resources, and to strengthen international cooperation to support and complement the efforts of developing countries and countries with economies in transition in the implementation of the Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources.

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