粮食和农业植物遗传资源国际条约

Toolbox for Sustainable Use of PGRFA

Overview

About the Toolbox

Recognizing the need to increase and enhance activities relevant to the goals of Article 5 and 6, the Governing Body of the International Treaty requested the development of an online system to assist all stakeholders involved in different aspects of the global PGRFA use system: The Toolbox for Sustainable Use of PGRFA.

The Toolbox is for people seeking information or guidance on policies, strategies and activities that can promote and enhance the conservation and sustainable use of PGRFA, particularly at national and local levels. Users may come from a wide range of stakeholder groups, including those working in or associated with public research institutes and gene banks, government agencies, farmers’ associations, agro-NGOs, local and indigenous community enterprises, seed networks, educational establishments, international bodies, networks and services, private plant breeding companies, and the commercial seed and plant production industries, as well as independent plant breeders, farmers and seed producers. 

Using the Toolbox

The Toolbox has two primary components—web pages highlighting and summarizing key areas of relevance in promoting and enhancing the sustainable use of PGRFA, and a database facilitating access to a selection of resources to aid users in the development of sustainable use initiatives. 

Resources are classified according to the topic, the relevant subject area(s) and specific subject categories as well as by the primary geographic area of relevance, language, publication date and format. Most resources are open access and freely available for download from the Web. To further aid users in navigating the database, the resources are also classified according to eight types, as shown below. 

 

Article
Presentation

Case Study

Database

Learning
materials

Method

Multimedia

Publication

Tool

 

Users can access resources via a search function in each subject area web page (sustaining local crop diversity or policy for sustainable use), or use the ‘Search for resources’ page to undertake free-text or structured searches of the entire database.

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