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Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Title Panel of Experts on Forest Gene Resources
Code FO-736
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Established by the Director-General in 1968 at the request of the 14th Session of the Conference (C 1967/REP, para. 245)

Category Cat. 3

To help plan and coordinate FAO's efforts to explore, utilize and conserve the gene resources of forest trees and, in particular, help prepare detailed short- and long-term programmes of action (including lists of priority species by region and by activity), and to provide information to Member Governments.


The members of the panel, appointed by the FAO Director-General, represent various regions of the world and cover a broad range of technical and scientific areas in the field of forest genetic resources. View list

Number of Members 10
Languages English, French and Spanish
Document symbol FO:FGR
Division Forestry Policy and Resources Division
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Panel of Experts on Forest Gene Resources

First Session October 1968
Pattern of sessions 1968, 1971, 1974, 1977, 1981, 1985, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2007 and 2008