Added value chain
Genomics and phenomics are two very dynamic fields of plant science. The list below provides useful links to some of the most popular websites where information on these subjects can be found.
The list below provides links to useful websites.
- Easy-SMTA is the Information Technology System developed in support of the users of the Multilateral System of Access and Benefit-sharing of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. Transfer material using a Standard Material Transfer Agreement.
- Toolbox for Sustainable use of PGRFA The Toolbox is for people seeking information or guidance on policies, strategies and activities that can promote and enhance the sustainable use of PGRFA, particularly at national and local levels.
- GRIN-Global The GRIN-Global project's mission is to provide a scalable version of the Germplasm Resource Information Network (GRIN) suitable for use by any interested genebank in the world. The GRIN-Global database platform has been and is being implemented at various genebanks around the world. For more information about GRIN-Global, review this website's pages or contact the GG International Help Desk. The first version, 1.0.7, was released in December, 2011 in a joint effort by the Global Crop Diversity Trust, Bioversity International, and the Agricultural Research Service of the USDA. The U.S. National Plant Germplasm System version (184.108.40.206) entered into production on November 30, 2015.
- CAPFITOGEN tools is focused on the development of appropriate technologies for countries which are extremely agrobiodiverse but have limited economic resources. Its function is to develop and transfer technology and provide the appropriate training for technical personnel from those Latin American countries signatories to the International Treaty.
- Global Information and Early Warning System on Food and Agriculture (GIEWS) monitors the condition of major foodcrops across the globe to assess production prospects. To support the analysis and supplement ground-based information, GIEWS utilizes remote sensing data that can provide a valuable insight on water availability and vegetation health during the cropping seasons. In addition to rainfall estimates and the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), GIEWS and FAO's OCB Division have developed the Agricultural Stress Index (ASI), a quick-look indicator for the early identification of agricultural areas probably affected by dry spells, or drought in extreme cases.
- UNCCD Drought Toolbox is a knowledge hub providing drought stakeholders with easy access to resources to support action on drought preparedness with the aim to boost the resilience of people and ecosystems. it provides information and tools for the monitoring and early warning, vulnerability and risk assessment and risk mitigation measures.