APFORGEN has identified four priority objectives for regional collaboration from 2018 to 2022:
1. Mobilize political and financial support for the implementation of the Global Plan of Action on Forest Genetic Resources in the Asia-Pacific region
2. Make available information about the forest genetic resources in the region
3. Develop conservation and sustainable use strategies for regionally important and threatened tree species
4. Strengthen tree seed supply systems to facilitate ecosystem restoration, support local livelihoods and climate change adaptation and mitigation
These objectives are aligned with and designed to support the Global Plan of Action on Forest Genetic Resources in the Asia-Pacific region. The Global Plan of Action is a strategic framework for the conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources of trees and woody plants. It is based on the findings of the first ever State of the World's Forest Genetic Resources report (FAO 2014). The Global Plan of Action was adopted by the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN (FAO) at its 38th session in June 2013.
APFORGEN collaborates with the FAO to coordinate the implementation of The Global Plan of Action on Forest Genetic Resources in the Asia-Pacific region.
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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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