System-wide Genetic Resources Programme, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

Data Center Description
The System-wide Genetic Resources Programme (SGRP) was created
in 1994 to focus the CGIAR's response to dynamic and rapidly
evolving practical and policy challenges in the realm of
biodiversity. The SGRP promotes collaboration among the genetic
resources activities of the 16 Centres of the Consultative Group
on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR); these include
Centre programmes on crop, livestock, forestry and aquatic

The SGRP provides the mechanism for the CGIAR to take an
effective, united approach to the implementation of the
Convention on Biological Diversity and related international
plans governing the plant, animal, forestry and fishery sectors,
including the Global Plan of Action (download in PDF ) for the
Conservation and Sustainable Use of Plant Genetic Resources for
Food and Agriculture (GPA) and the Global Strategy for the
Management of Farm Animal Genetic Resources.


[Summary provided by SGRP]