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Genebank Standards for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

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July 6, 2013

This manual was produced by the FAO in 2013. The authors emphasize that it is intended as a guide rather than a strict set of rules.

Well-managed genebanks both safeguard genetic diversity and make it available to breeders. The Genebank Standards for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture lay down the procedures for conserving plant genetic resources.These voluntary Standards set the benchmark for current scientific and technical best practices, and support the key international policy instruments for the conservation and use of plant genetic resources.