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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)