National Information Sharing Mechanism

on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture in Suriname


We are pleased to welcome you to the website on plant genetic resources for the Republic of Suriname. Plant Genetic Resources (PGR) are the mechanisms responsible for crop propagation, increased crop production and the productivity and sustainability in agriculture, horticulture and forestry. Subjects related to plant genetic resources are becoming increasingly important in: international agriculture, the environment, intellectual property and trade related aspects.

In the course of time plant genetic resources have developed into a fundamental topic of attention; not only because of their importance for conservation of these resources, but also because of the advantages that could derive from sustainable use of PGR.

This website presents a unique opportunity to be informed or to be kept abreast on aspects related to the challenges and opportunities on sustainable management and use of plant genetic resources; nationally and internationally.

We therefore invite you to periodically visit this website and contribute to its development by sending comments, news and suggestions to its curator.


The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries develops awareness on plant genetic resources


Currently the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry (MAAHF), in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (The FAO)...


Suriname should strengthen efforts on plant genetic resources


Suriname should increase efforts and commitment to maintain and sustainbly use the great wealth of plant genetic resources which exist in the country. The time is ripe for developing national guidelines and legislation for the conservation and sustainable use of these essential food commodities.

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A database on plant genetic resources and seeds


The time is ripe for establishing a national information sharing system for conservation and sustainable use of our plant genetic resources. The participants in the two-day workshop on plant genetic resources were unanimous that in this area concrete steps should be made.

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Increased food insecurity puts pressure on agriculture


There is a need for enhanced investments in the agricultural sector to combact the dramatic increase of food insecurity.

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