Spain: The Córdoba olive variety germplasm bank adheres to the FAO international treaty

Published Jun 17, 2024

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The Córdoba olive world germplasm bank, which houses over 1,200 olive varieties from 29 countries, has joined the international seed treaty to ensure the conservation and fair distribution of these resources. The decision was signed by Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Luis Planas, and the secretary of the treaty, Kent Nnadozie. The move will allow the varietal collection to be part of the international network of gene banks recognized by the treaty, facilitating cooperation and access to these resources for research and breeding purposes. The Córdoba bank is managed by the Andalusian Institute for Agricultural, Fishing, Food and Ecological Production Research and Training (Ifapa) in collaboration with the University of Córdoba.
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The Córdoba olive world germplasm bank, which brings together more than 1,200 varieties of this crop from 29 countries, has joined the international seed treaty to ensure the conservation and fair distribution of these resources. The Minister of Agriculture , Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, signed the accession agreement this Friday in Madrid together with the secretary of the treaty, Kent Nnadozie, and the executive director of the International Olive Council (IOC), Jaime Lillo. Spain thus incorporates the varietal collection conserved in Córdoba to the international network of gene banks recognized by the treaty on plant genetic resources for food and agriculture, whose governing body is the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). At the event, Planas highlighted the importance of this ancient crop that Mediterranean agriculture wants to share with the rest of the world, promoting new research and innovation projects. The signed agreement, which reflects "the efforts, ...
Source: Agrodiario
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