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Participants brainstorm at the G.O.A.L. workshop in Nairobi, Kenya at ICRAF, Septmeber 2016.Credit: Shawn Landersz
Participants brainstorm at the G.O.A.L. workshop in Nairobi, Kenya at ICRAF, Septmeber 2016.
Credit: Shawn Landersz

Targets – by 2022

CGIAR genebanks report their individual target scores to the Platform, which updates the overall targets annually.

The agreements between CGIAR Centers and the ITPGRFA require genebanks to ensure their collections of PGR “shall be made available” and that Centers will “manage and administer these ex situ collections in accordance with internationally accepted standards, specifically the Genebank Standards, as endorsed by the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture”.

While all of a genebank’s accessions are, in theory, available for distribution, by 2016 74% were available for immediate distribution. Two constraints limit availability in practice.

The Platform has adopted a target that by 2022, 90% of the entire CGIAR collection should be phytosanitarily clean and available for rapid distribution. In addition, 90% of accessions will be duplicated for security in two locations including the Svalbard Global Seed Vault and will have minimum information available online to aid selection. All CGIAR genebanks will have the elements of a QMS in place.

Secondary targets

In addition to the overall targets for the Platform, the individual modules that make up the program have agreed targets for specific activities.

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