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The FAO Global Plan of Action

The Global Plan of Action identifies at the global level what is required to ensure the conservation and sustainable utilization of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA).

Introduction to the International Undertaking on Plant Genetic Resources: Its Relevance to Botanic Gardens

Botanic Gardens Linking Plants with Improvements to Nutrition

Botanic gardens can play an important role in using plants to improve nutrition. This is one of four important ways in which botanic gardens can link biodiversity with improvements to human well-being.



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Bioversity International (formerly IPGRI)
Bioversity is an international research institute with a mandate to advance the conservation and use of genetic diversity for the well-being of present and future generations. It is a Centre of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research.

The Comprehensive Assesment of Water in Agriculture
The Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture critically evaluates the benefits, costs, and impacts of the past 50 years of water development, the water management challenges communities are facing today, and solutions people have developed.

Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
The objectives of FAO regarding PGRFA are to ensure the safe conservation and promote the availability and Sustainable Use of Plant Genetic Resources, for present and future generations, by providing a flexible framework for sharing benefits and burdens.

The International Undertaking on Plant Genetic Resources
The International Undertaking was the first comprehensive international agreement dealing with plant genetic resources for food and agriculture. It was adopted by the FAO Conference in 1983 as an instrument to promote international harmony in matters regarding access to plant genetic resources.

UN Food and Agriculture Organisation
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO helps countries to modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices to ensure good nutrition for all.