Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
About the Commission

Global System on Plant Genetic Resources

The development of the Global System on Plant Genetic Resources began in 1983. Two key elements of this System are:

Other components of the International Global System include the Code of Conduct for Germplasm Collecting and Transfer , the Genebank Standards  and the World Information and Early Warning System (WIEWS).

In reviewing FAO’s work programme, the Commission, at its Eleventh Regular Session, recommended that FAO review the relevance of the components of the Global System, including in the light of further cooperation with the International Treaty.