Forest Genetic Resources Training Guide

This training guide has been developed for: (1) Lecturers and students in tertiary education programmes on forestry, agriculture, environmental studies, and broader land management programmes. (2) Trainers and trainees in short courses (on-the-job training) on forest biodiversity and forest genetic resources; (3) Forestry practitioners: forest/land-use managers, certification organizations, NGOs. The guide has a global geographic scope and covers issues of global and local relevance with regard to conservation and sustainable use of FGR. It is organized in a modular format, and provides case studies, teacher notes, audiovisuals that are flexible and easy to use in a range of formal or informal training and learning situations. The trainer can select topics and case studies that are of particular interest and relevance to students. Some of the modules include: Module 1: Species conservation strategies Module 2: Trees outside of forests Module 3: Seed supply chain
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Africa Wide
Asia and Pacific
Middle East
North America
South America
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The production of the Forest Genetic Resources Training Guide was possible because of the financial support of the Austrian Development Cooperation through the project, ‘Developing training capacity and human resources for the management of forest biodiversity’, implemented by Bioversity International during 2004-2010. Gratitude also goes to the European Commission funded “SEEDSOURCE” project for additional financial support.

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