Biodiversity in agricultural systems is under pressure worldwide. The loss of plant and animal genetic resources by its declining use in modern agriculture has generated much concern about the future vulnerability of agricultural production and related pest and disease risks, food security and environmental stability. Various international conventions have addressed this topic; this has moved the conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources issue to the top of the international development agenda.
Aims and Objectives
The overall objective of the training programme is to enhance participants’ capabilities to deal with the management of genetic resources activities and programmes. In addition, relevant policies regarding genetic resources will receive special attention. The course programme aims for participants and facilitators to exchange experiences and to enhance understanding of effective approaches towards the conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources in agriculture.