Contributors to this page: T.T. Chang Genetic Resources Centre-IRRI, Philippines (Ruaraidh Hamilton, Ken McNally, Flora de Guzman, Renato Reaño, Soccie Almazan, Adelaida Alcantara, Elizabeth Naredo); WARDA, Cotonou (Ines Sánchez); UPLB-University of the Philippines at Los Baños (Teresita Borromeo).

Provides guidelines and recommendations about the best practices for the daily management of genebanks, describing when and how field genebanks should be used for rice. Best practices are shown in a pale blue color with bullets. Justification for each best practice is given within brackets (…).

When should be used?

Rice field banks conserves rice as live plants in the field or screenhouses.

How should be done?

References and further reading

International Rice GeneBank Operations Manual

Rice Knowledge Bank

The Genebanks

The 11 CGIAR genebanks currently conserve 730,000 of cereals and grain legumes, forage crops, tree species, root and tuber crops, bananas and crop wild relatives.