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Forest genetic resources (FGR) [FAO]

Data Source: EFI EUROFOREST Portal
TitleForest genetic resources (FGR) [FAO]
2nd TitleRessources génétiques forestières; Recursos genéticos forestales
DescriptionFAO provides technical support to member countries’ national institutes in the conservation, management and sustainable use of forest genetic resources. The focus is on the transfer of information and up-to-date technology, through a wide range of communication tools and publications and through networking and twinning mechanisms. The FAO website on forest genetic resources presents a comprehensive coverage of geographic and thematic issues, with relevant links to the forest, agriculture and environment sectors. The REFORGEN database summarizes information available on important tree species by country. National and regional assessments of forest tree genetic diversity are also available. FAO publishes the annual news bulletin Forest Genetic Resources in English, French and Spanish. The Web site also presents the achievements of a number of FAO field projects related to forest seed and germplasm, tree improvement and breeding, and the integration of genetic conservation into forest and protected area management and agrobiodiversity.
LanguageEnglish, French, Spanish
Keywordsforest resources; genetic resources
TypeInformation services, Species data
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 Published: June 1 2007 | Last updated: May 22 2008