Table of Contents

The state of diversity.
The state of in situ management.
The state of ex situ conservation.
The state of use.
The state of national programmes, training needs and legislation.
The state of regional and international collaboration.
Access to plant genetic resources, the sharing of benefits arising out of their utilization and the realization of farmers' rights.
The contribution of PGRFA to food security and sustainable agricultural development. This report, prepared with the participation of member countries as well as the public and private sectors, demonstrates the central role plant genetic diversity continues to play in shaping agriculture growth in the face of climate change and other environmental challenges. It provides the decision-makers with a technical basis for policy and technical decision to strengthen national efforts. It also aims to attract the attention of the global community to set priorities for the effective management of plant genetic resources for the future. Country reports and thematic studies are available on the accompanying CD-ROM.--Publisher's description.