FAO. (2010).The Second Report on the State of the World’s Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. Rome, Italy.

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This report describes the status of the conservation and use of PGRFA in 2010 throughout the world. It is based on country reports, information gathering processes, regional syntheses, thematic background studies and published scientific literature. It describes the most significant changes that have taken place since the first SoW report was published in 1998 and describes major continuing gaps and needs. The structure follows that of the first SoW report with an additional chapter on the contribution of PGRFA to food security and sustainable agricultural development.