Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations  

International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Sources of PGRFA

The list below contains links to websites offering information about plant genetic resources conserved ex situ, i.e. outside their natural habitats. This usually refers to genebaks or similar organizations where the material is conserved in refrigerators, in glass containers or in fields maintained in controlled conditions.
PGRFA conserved in situ
'In-situ conservation' means the conservation of ecosystems and natural habitats and the maintenance and recovery of viable populations of species in their natural surroundings and, in the case of domesticated or cultivated species, in the surroundings where they have developed their distinctive properties.
PGRFA conserved on-farm
This section refers to the conservation and management of the genetic diversity of crop landraces within traditional farming systems.
Other PGRFA sources and portals
The list below offers leads to other websites relevant to plant genetic resources conservation and development.