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Table 2 Priority Activities of the Second Global Plan of Action on PGRFA a

From: Re-orienting crop improvement for the changing climatic conditions of the 21st century

Theme Priority activity
In situ conservation and management 1. Surveying and inventorying plant genetic resources for food and agriculture
  2. Supporting on-farm management and improvement of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture
  3. Assisting farmers in disaster situations to restore crop systems
  4. Promoting in situ conservation and management of crop wild relatives and wild food plants
Ex situ conservation 5. Supporting targeted collecting of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture
  6. Sustaining and expanding ex situ conservation of germplasm
  7. Regenerating and multiplying ex situ accessions
Sustainable use 8. Expanding characterization, evaluation, and further development of specific subsets of collections to facilitate use
  9. Supporting plant breeding, genetic enhancement, and base-broadening efforts
  10. Promoting diversification of crop production and broadening crop diversity for sustainable agriculture
  11. Promoting development and commercialization of all varieties, primarily farmers’ varieties/landraces and underutilized species
  12. Supporting seed production and distribution
Building sustainable institutional and human capacities 13. Building and strengthening national programmes
  14. Promoting and strengthening networks for plant genetic resources for food and agriculture
  15. Constructing and strengthening comprehensive information systems for plant genetic resources for food and agriculture
  16. Developing and strengthening systems for monitoring and safeguarding genetic diversity and minimizing genetic erosion of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture
  17. Building and strengthening human capacity
  18. Promoting and strengthening public awareness on the importance of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture
  1. aAdapted from the Second Global Plan of Action for PGRFA, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy [46].