APFORGEN, established in 2003, works to enhance the conservation and sustainable use of tree species and their genetic diversity in Asia and the Pacific.
APFORGEN is the only network in Asia and the Pacific that specifically focuses on the conservation and sustainable use of the genetic diversity of trees.
APFORGEN collaborates with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of The UN (FAO) to coordinate the strategic framework for the conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources of trees and other woody plants. It is based on the findings of the 1st ever State of The World's Forest Genetic Resources Report (FAO 2014). The Global Plan of Action was adopted by FAO Conference in its 38th sessions in June 2013.