Second National Report on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, The Netherlands

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    The National Report is considered a strategic policy document. After a general introduction on Dutch agriculture, it describes the state of diversity in the production system and the crop and variety levels due to ongoing developments in agricultural production. Chapters 2 and 3 focus on the in situ Management and ex situ Management of Plant Genetic Resources respectively, explaining why the ex situ approach is relatively important for the country given the current status of its agriculture. Chapter 4 describes the changes in the State of Use over the last decade. Additional information is contained in the chapters on National Programmes, Training and Legislation; Regional and International Collaboration; Access to PGRFA, Benefit-Sharing and Farmers’ Rights, with a final chapter on the Contribution of PGRFA Management to Food Security and Sustainable Development. National stakeholder consultations have contributed to this report.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationDen Haag
    PublisherMinisterie van Landbouw, Natuur en Voedselkwaliteit
    Number of pages56
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


    • plant genetic resources
    • gene banks
    • genetic diversity
    • crops
    • biodiversity
    • plant collections
    • germplasm
    • in situ conservation
    • ex situ conservation
    • agro-biodiversity


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