The Food and Agriculture Organization's State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources (SoW-FGR) was developed through a country-driven process, building on country reports and with the participation of representatives from national institutions and nongovernmental and community-based organizations. This publication provides the basis for renewed efforts to realize national and international commitments to improved conseƒthe rvation, sustainable use and management of forest genetic resources (FAO, 2014).
The content and the structure of the country resports are in accordance with the recommendations and guidelines given by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in the document Guidelines for Preparation of Country Reports for the State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources (2010).
These guidelines set out recommendations for the objective, scope and structure of the country reports. Countries were requested to consider the current state of knowledge of forest genetic diversity, including:
- Between and within species diversity
- List of priority species; their roles and values and importance
- List of threatened/endangered species
- Threats, opportunities and challenges for the conservation, use and development of forest genetic resources
APFORGEN is a regional programme and network with a holistic approach to the conservation and management of the Forest Genetic Resources (FGR) in the Asia-Pacific region
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