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National Information Sharing Mechanism
on Plant Genetic Resources
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The National Information Sharing Mechanism (NISM) is a partnership among stakeholders that contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA) in Uganda. Its main objectives are to:

  • Foster the exchange of information on PGRFA
  • Promote understanding of PGRFA status and dynamics;
  • Allow meaningful analysis of gaps and priorities in the conservation and utilization of PGRFA;
  • Assist decision-making on and planning of available resources
  • Increase visibility of on-going efforts in the conservation and sustainable utilization of PGRFA
  • Conserve the country's historical memory on PGRFA.
  • Improve capacity to manage PGRFA information and to meet international reporting commitments

A set of tools agreed by the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture are being used:

A list of indicators and a reporting format to monitor the implementation of the Global Plan of Action and an information system including a database and a search engine, which includes the most comprehensive inventory of national PGRFA-related institutions, experts, publications, laws, and projects, as well as, of cultivated varieties.

The Mechanism operates through the voluntary contribution of national institutions, coordinated by the GPA National Focal Point in collaboration with the National Steering Committee and National PGR Committee.

All stakeholders, specifically, public or private institutions, organizations, enterprises which contribute to the conservation and sustainable utilization of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture in Uganda can be part of the Mechanism by contacting the National Focal Point.

NATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS LINKS
Uganda ministry of Agriculture
Uganda PGRC
NTSC
MuZARDI
NaFORRI
NaRL
Victoria seeds Limited
NCRL
NAADS
Soroti Rural Development Agency
RELATED INTERNATIONAL LINKS
Global Plan of Action
GPA Facilitating Mechanism
WISM-GPA
World Information and Early Warning System on PGRFA (WIEWS)
International Treaty on PGRFA
Plant Production and Protection Division (FAO AGP)
FAO
Commision on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA)
Global Crop Diversity Trust
Bioversity International
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
Royal Botanical Gardens (KEW)

For More information, please contact
Curator, National Genebank of Uganda PGRC
Tel: +256 414 320638 | Email: curator@infocom.co.ug