World Information and Early Warning System on PGRFA



          Introduction

The World Information and Early Warning System (WIEWS ) on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA), has been established by FAO, as a world-wide dynamic mechanism to foster information exchange among Member Countries and as an instrument for the periodic assessment of the State of the World's PGRFA.     More...

Genebanks around the world (2009) Genebanks with more than 10,000 stored accessions (2009)
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Fifteenth Session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, FAO Rome 19-23 January 2015 (Contact: Linda Collette)

Seventh Session of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, FAO Rome 9-11 July 2014 (Contact: Stefano Diulgheroff)

Genebank Standards for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (Contact: Chikelu Mba)

Synthetic Account of the Second Global Plan of Action for PGRFA - Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian Spanish | (Contact: Stefano Diulgheroff)

Fourteenth Session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, FAO Rome 15-19 April 2013 (Contact: Linda Collette)

Second Global Plan of Action for PGRFA - Ar | Ch | En | Fr | Sp | Ru (Contact: Stefano Diulgheroff)

Save and Grow: a policy maker's guide to the sustainable intensification of smallholder crop production (Contact: Shivaji Pandey)

Effects of looting of Egyptian Desert genebank - by Luigi Guarino

Egyptian Desert Genebank- video footage of destruction from Crop Trust on Vimeo.


Al Jazeera reports on Pavlovsk - 1 September 2010


Second Report on the State of the World's PGRFA (Contact: Stefano Diulgheroff)

Country Reports on the State of PGRFA conservation and use

World Information Sharing Mechanism on the implementation of the Global Plan of Action for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of PGRFA (Contact: WIEWS)

Establishment of the National Information Sharing Mechanism on PGRFA in Panama under the framework of the National PGR Commission. 1 December 2010, Panama City. (Contact: Priscila Alvarado de González)

Segundo Taller de Recursos Fitogenéticos para la Alimentación y Agricultura. Universidad de El Salvador - San Salvador, 11 y 12 de septiembre de 2008. GCP/GLO/190/SPA (Contacto: Lic. Sonia Solorzano)

Taller de capacitación en el uso de la aplicación informática para el seguimiento del Plan de Acción Mundial sobre de RFAA. Santo Domingo, 11 y 12 de septiembre de 2008. GCP/GLO/190/SPA (Contacto: Ing. Genaro A. Reynoso)

Primer Taller de Recursos Fitogenéticos para la Alimentación y Agricultura. Hotel Hilton Princess, San Salvador 14 y 15 de agosto de 2008. GCP/GLO/190/SPA (Contacto: Lic. Sonia Solorzano)

Segundo Taller Mecanismo de Intercambio de Información sobre Recursos Fitogenéticos. INIA Maracay, Venezuela 31 de julio - 1 de agosto 2008. GCP/GLO/190/SPA (Contacto: Ing. Margaret Gutiérrez)

Segunda Reunión Nacional para los Recursos Fitogenéticos. GCP/GLO/190/SPA Managua, Nicaragua, 30 y 31 de julio de 2008. (Contacto: Ing. Rafael Obando)
Mecanismo de Intercambio de Información sobre RFAA - Segundo Taller. GCP/GLO/190/SPA FUNDATEC San José, Costa Rica, 21 y 22 de julio de 2008. (Contacto: Ing. Walter Quirós)

Mecanismo de Intercambio de Información sobre RFAA - Primer Taller. GCP/GLO/190/SPA Hotel Radisson San José, Costa Rica, 26 y 27 de junio de 2008. (Contacto: Ing. Walter Quirós)

Primer Taller sobre los Resursos Fitogenéticos de Guatemala. GCP/GLO/190/SPA Hotel Holiday Inn, Guatemala, 20 de junio de 2008. (Contacto: Ing. Roberto Cobaquil)

National Meeting on Plant Genetic Resources in Kenya. FAO the Neterlands Partnership Programme. Nakuru, 13-14 June 2008. (Contact: Mr. Zachary Muthamia)

Primer Taller de Recursos Fitogenéticos para la Alimentación y Agricultura. INIA Maracay, Venezuela, 27 y 28 de mayo de 2008. GCP/GLO/190/SPA (Contacto: Ing. Margaret Gutiérrez)

National Stakeholders Workshop on PGRFA Information Management within the framework of the National Information Sharing Mechanism. Congress Hotel, Yerevan, Armenia, 12-13 March, 2008. (Contact: Mrs. Alvina Avagyan)
Establishment of the National Information Sharing Mechanism on GPA and the Preparation of a PGRFA Country Report - First National Workshop. Congress Hotel, Yerevan, Armenia, 31 January, 2008. (Contact: Mrs. Alvina Avagyan)
Lao PDR's National Information Sharing Mechanism on PGRFA and Report on the State of PGRFA. 3rd National Workshop. NAFRI, Vientiane, 7-8 November, 2007. (Contacts: Dr. Monthathip Chanphengsay and Mr. Bounkong Souvimonh)

3rd National Stakeholder Workshop for the establishment of the National Information Sharing Mechanism on PGRFA and the preparation of the Country Report on the State of PGRFA. NCARTT, Amman, 21 June, 2007. (Contacts: Dr. M. Al-Fayad, Dr. H. Migdadi and Dr. M. Brake)

Eleventh Regular Session of the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. Rome, 11-15 June, 2007.
Regional workshop on "Assessing and designing strategies to strengthen national plant breeding and biotechnology capacity in the Caucasus" in collaboration with CIMMYT and ICARDA. Support to the Preparation of the Country Reports for the 2nd Report on the State of the World on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. Tbilisi, Georgia, February 21-23, 2007 (Final Report - Contact: Elcio P. Guimaraes).
Armenia national workshop to design strategies to strengthen sustainable use of plant genetic resources. Tbilisi, Georgia, 20 February 2007. (Final Report - Contact: Elcio P. Guimaraes).
Georgia national workshop to design strategies to strengthen sustainable use of plant genetic resources. Tbilisi, Georgia, 19 February 2007. (Final Report - Contact: Elcio P. Guimaraes).
Azerbaijan national workshop to design strategies to strengthen sustainable use of plant genetic resources. Baku, Azerbaijan. 17 February 2007. (Final Report - Contact: Elcio P. Guimaraes).
Meeting on the PGRFA Country Report. Institute of Botany, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Baku, 7 December 2006. (PGRFA COUNTRY REPORT - Contact: Dr. Zeynal Akparov). Azerbaijan's Mechanism on PGRFA

Premier atelier du Mécanisme National pour le suivi de la mise en oeuvre du Plan d’Action Mondial sur les Ressources Phytogénétiques pour l’Alimentation et l’Agriculture au Burkina Faso. Ouagadougou, les 6 et 7 décembre, 2006. (Report - Contact: Leif Tore Traedal).
Workshop “Determinando y diseñando estrategias para consolidar la capacidad nacional del mejoramiento y de la biotecnología de plantas”. Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana, 24-25 Octubre 2006. (Final Report - Contact: Elcio P. Guimaraes).
National workshop to design strategies to strengthen sustainable use of plant genetic resources. Cochabamba, Bolivia. 04-05 October 2006. (Final Report - Contact: Elcio P. Guimaraes).
Mécanisme National pour le suivi de la mise en oeuvre du Plan d’Action Mondial sur les Ressources Phytogénétiques pour l’Alimentation et l’Agriculture au Togo: premier atelier, Lomé 22-24 août 2006 (1er Rapport) et deuxième atelier, 27-28 septembre 2006 (2ème Rapport) - Contact: Mme. Hadyatou Dantsey-Barry.

Informal Consultation Meeting on the Global Information System on PGRFA. Rome, 9-10 May, 2002 (Report).





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