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Updated genebank standards endorsed by CGRFA

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The updated Genebank Standards for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture were endorsed by the Commission for Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA) at its Fourteenth Regular Session held from 15 – 19 April 2013. They update the FAO/IPGRI genebank standards which had been published in 1994. The updated Genebank Standards comprise standards for orthodox seeds, non-orthodox seeds and vegetatively propagated plants. The Standards are available from the following web site: and shall be published in all UN languages.

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