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Land and Agriculture

Definition(s)

Genetic resources are, according to the CBD living material that includes genes of present and potential value for humans. Plant genetic resources includes all our agricultural crops and even some of their wild relatives because they too often have valuable traits.(Source: Nordgen)

The scientific study of the hereditary material of plants for purposes such as hybridization, improved food resources and increased production. (Source: GEMET/EEN)

Hierarchy

Alternative labels:
Plant genetics
Germplasm

In other languages

French
ressource phytogénétique
Russian
генетические ресурсы растений
Spanish
recurso genético vegetal
Arabic
مورد جيني نباتي

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with Plant genetic resources

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with Plant genetic resources. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Nagoya Protocol
International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Multimedia

People Plants Profit (English)

Video - Introduction to the International Treaty on PGRFA

Ex situ conservation - Why we're storing billions of seeds