Working Paper

Strengthening national programmes for plant genetic resources for food and agriculture: planning and coordination

This publication is intended to assist countries in strengthening the coordination and planning functions of national programmes for PGRFA and adjusting existing programmes to a continuously changing environment. Building upon the recommendations of the Global Plan of Action, and the findings of the Report on the State of the World's PGRFA, it reviews existing practices in a range of countries to highlight key functions of national programmes and provides options on how these can be addressed.