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Second Report on the State of the World's Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

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Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (UN)
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'The Second Report on the State of the World's Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture' (SoWPGR-2) has received widespread international press coverage as it provides a comprehensive overview of recent trends in Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA) conservation and use around the world.

This report is based on information gathered from more than 100 countries, as well as from regional and international research and support organizations and academic programmes. It documents the current status of plant genetic resources diversity, conservation and use, as well as the extent and role of national, regional and international efforts that underpin the contributions of PGRFA to food security.

Also reported are the most significant changes that have occurred in the sector since 1996, when the first report on 'The State of the World's Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture' was produced by FAO, as well as the gaps and needs that remain for setting future priorities.

The SoWPGR-2 provides the basis for the updating of the Global Plan of Action for the Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (GPA).

The synthetic account is a snapshot of the main changes and urgent needs in managing, safeguarding and using PGRFA, as well as in the area of national and international collaboration, to further increase PGRFA contribution to global food security.

Key features:

  • Draws on the most reliable and up-to-date research from over 100 countries

  • Country specific reports and analysis

  • Of widespread interest and application

  • Timely and authoritative handbook on Plant Genetics.

Extent 396 pages ISBN 9789251065341
Size TBC Price £67.50 (£68.85 inc. VAT)
Format Paperback Published 01 Oct 2010
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