Improving access and tracking of plant genetic resources
More than 30 representatives of Peruvian government institutions and nongovernmental organizations recently gathered at the International Potato Center (CIP) in Lima, Peru to learn about a new global system created by the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) to make information about crop biodiversity more accessible and help governments keep track of their nation’s plant genetic resources. The February 8 workshop, which was organized by Peru’s National Institute for Agricultural Innovation (INIA) and CIP, was the latest of a series of training sessions to help representatives of organizations with genebanks comply with the ITPGRFA and begin using the Global Information System (GLIS) created by it.
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