The CIFOR-ICRAF Tree Genebank’s global mandate for conserving agroforestry tree genetic resources relies on good documentation of collections.

The Genebank therefore generates and manages a wide collection of germplasm data. Data are publicly available on the following online platforms:

This document provides CIFOR-ICRAF's policy for the acquisition and distribution of tree genetic resources. It includes information on access and benefit sharing. The policy is intended to facilitate awareness of, and compliance to, the international agreements that guide access to germplasm and information

In consideration of the legal issues that have arisen from the increasing recognition of the importance of plant genetic resources for agriculture and forestry, and given that the Genebank has supplied tree seed free of charge through donor-supported programmes, this policy was formulated to deal with germplasm exchange between regions

In pursuit of our mission and vision, we work with a wide range of tree species, including those that are alien and potentially invasive. This policy is intended to minimize unanticipated negative impacts of alien species to biodiversity, ecosystems and human enterprise that could result from both intentional and unintentional introductions

The CIFOR-ICRAF Genebank has a global role to collect, conserve, document, characterize and distribute a diverse collection of agroforestry trees.

  • Prasad Hendre
  • Genebank Manager
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