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Applications

WIEWS Database. This database is a repository of PGRFA data widely used by key institutions. 

Second GPA reporting tool. This system allows countries to report to the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture in line with the adopted indicators and the corresponding reporting format.

SDG Indicators 2.5.1 and 2.5.2 on Plant and Animal Genetic Resources. This e-learning course aims to support countries in the analysis and reporting for SDG Indicators 2.5.1 and 2.5.2. Indicator 2.5.1 measures the achievement towards the plant component of SDG target 2.5, which focuses on maintaining genetic diversity of seeds, cultivated plants and their related wild species. The course illustrates the fundamental concepts upon which the methodology is based.

Publications 

Reporting Format for Monitoring the Implementation of the Second Global Plan of Action for PGRFA (2014). This document includes the 63 indicators adopted by the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and the corresponding questionnaire.

Higher-order composite indices for plant genetic resources for food and agriculture targets (2014). Background Study Paper no.67.

Genebank Standards for PGRFA (2013). These voluntary standards lay down the procedures to follow for conserving ex situ plant genetic resources. They set the benchmark for current scientific and technical best practices.

Second Global Plan of Action for PGRFA (2011). Internationally agreed framework for the conservation and sustainable use of PGRFA adopted by the FAO Council on 29 November 2011. It includes a set of 18 priority activities addressing (i) in situ and on farm management; (ii) ex situ conservation; (iii) sustainable use; and (iv) building sustainable institutional and human capacities.

Synthetic Account of the Second Global Plan of Action for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (2012).

The Second Report on the State of the World’s PGRFA (2010). This report provides a comprehensive overview of the global situation and trends regarding the conservation and use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (see Country Reports).

The Second Report on the State of the World’s Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture: Synthetic Account (2010). 

The Report on the State of the World's PGRFA (1998). First global assessment of the state of conservation and use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture published by FAO (see Country Reports).

Guidelines 

Voluntary Guidelines for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Crop Wild Relatives and Wild Food Plants (2017). 

Voluntary Guide for National Seed Policy Formulation (2015). 

Guidelines for Developing a National Strategy for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture: Translating the Second Global Plan of Action for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture into National Action (2015).