New strategies and partnerships for the sustainable use of plant genetic resources uri icon


  • This policy brief highlights research projects and initiatives involving the sustainable use of plant genetic resources to promote rural development and adaptation to climate change. The highlighted cases involve international research organizations working in close partnership with farmers and community organizations (along with national agricultural research organizations) to support them make the most out of locally-sourced diversity, and/or obtain and use improved materials from outside their local seed systems. The cases underline the importance of strengthening and building upon local institutions, capacities and priorities as part of promoting the sustainable use of crop diversity

publication date

  • 2012