To support our many years effort regarding conservation and sustainable utilization of the country’s plant genetic resources, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) made available to our country a financial and technical contribution in support for the establishment of the National Information Sharing Mechanism (NISM) on the implementation of the Global of Action (GPA) on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA). FAO is committed to carrying out the Global Plan of Action, under the guidance of the intergovernmental Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA), as part of the FAO Global System for the conservation and sustainable utilization of plant genetic resources. It is strongly accepted that, plant genetic resources for food and agriculture activities involve public and private institutions and companies, non-governmental organizations, communities and individuals from the conservation, environment, and development sectors. The integration of existing activities in the framework of a unified national programme with the National Information Sharing Mechanism provides the opportunity to enhance such diverse efforts within the country.
- A National Information Sharing Mechanism website and Database Established: Click Here
- A country report produced: (submitted to FAO for final approval)
Duration: Sept. 2006-Sept. 2007
Focal Person: Dr. Girma Balcha (EBI)
Coordinator: Dr Genene Tefera