Conjunto de Herramientas para la Gestión Forestal Sostenible (GFS)

Tool Details

FAO/IPGRI Technical Guidelines for the Safe Movement of Germplasm No. 17 - Eucalyptus spp.

The joint FAO/IPGRI programme has generated a series of technical guidelines that provide technical information on disease indexing and other procedures, helping researchers ensure phytosanitary safety and complementing phytosanitary regulations and mechanisms existing in countries concerned. The scope of the recommendations in these guidelines is confined to small, specialized consignments used in technical crop and tree improvement programmes, e.g. for research, basic plant breeding programmes or conservation. When collecting germplasm, local plant quarantine procedures, for example pest risk assessment, should guide ultimate action. FAO/IPGRI technical guidelines are based on discussions at meetings of panels of experts, in which participants have been selected in consultation with relevant specialized institutions and research centres. The guidelines are intended as best possible advice to institutions involved in germplasm exchange for research, conservation and plant breeding. The guidelines are written in a short, concise style, in order to keep the volume of the document to a minimum and to facilitate updating. The guidelines are divided into two parts. The first part makes general recommendations on how best to move small quantities of germplasm. The second part covers the important pests and diseases of quarantine concern for the species in question.
Type of Tool
Directrices, manual, material para capacitadores
Scale of Application
Forest Type
All forest types (natural and planted)
Primary Designated Function
Management Responsibility