Working Party on Genetic Resources in Agriculture

Working Party on Genetic Resources in Agriculture in Europe

Working Party on Genetic Resources in Agriculture

The Working Party on Genetic Resources in Agriculture acts as a management committee for Council Regulation EC 870/2004 establishing a Community programme on the conservation, collection and utilisation of genetic resources in agriculture.

The purpose of the Regulation is to:

Establish a programme to fund transnational projects for the utilization of the genetic resources of agriculture

Contribute to the implementation of the Biodiversity Action Plan for Agriculture

Promote the exchange of information and close cooperation between Member States

Facilitate coordination with regard to international commitments on genetic resources in agriculture

The working party reports to the Special Committee on Agriculture.

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