Presentation on theme: "The State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources The Global Plan of Action FAO"— Presentation transcript:
The State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources The Global Plan of Action FAO Oudara.Souvannavong@fao.org Albert.Nikiema@fao.org
Why is FGR important? Forest and trees enhance and protect ecosystems and landscapes. FGR Sustain wildlife, rural people livelihood and industry and contribute to the quality and richness of our environment. FGR are an asset for meeting the growing demand for forest goods and services 80 percent of the total population of developing countries use NWFP for nutrition, health, or income generation.
Why the State of the World Forest Genetic Resources To have a global picture on the status and trends of forest genetic and be able to estimate rate of genetic diversity loss. To integrate forest genetic resources management into overall cross-cutting policies as most of the forest-related information, refers to forest resources in general rather than to forest diversity and variation. The process: Guidelines for preparation of Country Report (2010) Regional training workshops for preparation of Country Reports The establishment of Inter-govermental working group (25 members)
Thematic studies Titles: Indicators of forest genetic diversity, erosion and vulnerability Understanding genetic diversity of tropical species in natural forests Role of forest genetic resources in adaptation to biotic and abiotic factors, with a focus on climate change The value of trees and tree genetic resources for the livelihoods of rural communities in the tropics Effects of management practices on forest genetic diversity Genetic considerations in ecosystem restoration using native tree species Trends in management of forest genetic resources by the private and corporate sector.
Preparatory process of the SoW FGR Submission of Country Reports ▫Total of 86 country reports Regional consultations to identify needs and priorities for action Strengthening information systems ▫Upgrading REFORGEN to store and manage information related to the Report (especially from Country Reports)
Coverage A total of 86 Country Reports ▫Covering 76% of the world total land area and over 85% of the global forest area. ▫Good latitudinal and eco-regional, representation
Total country reports in June 2013 = 86 Coverage
Achievements The draft of the first State of the World Forest Genetic Resources report was considered by the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA) at its 14 th session in April 2013. Draft regional synthesis completed The Global Plan of Action on for the conservation, sustainable use and development of forest genetic resources was adopted by the Commission and further approved by the FAO conference at its 38 th session in June 2013. CGRFA-14/13/Report
The Global Plan of Action 4 Priority Areas – 27 Strategic Priorities (SP) 1.Improving the availability of, and access to, information on forest genetic resources (FGR) 2.In situ and ex situ conservation of FGR 3.Sustainable use, development and management of FGR 4.Policies, institutions and capacity building
Structure and organization of the Global Plan of Action (Strategic Priority SP) Please refer to page 25 English 3 levels of implementation suggested
Highlight on Areas of common interest Database on MaP (Synergy/compatibility with existing database ) SP4 Standards and protocols on FGR Assessment, characterization and monitoring (SP3) Support assessment, management and conservation of marginal population and/or range limits forest species populations (SP 7)