Annual Report of the Director General, 2006-07
At the end of 2006, the International Rice Genebank (IRG) held 108,955 accessions, and total distribution of germplasm reached a record high of nearly 95,000 seed packets for the year.
A historic agreement, signed on 16 October 2006 between IRRI and the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, required IRRI to change its procedures for germplasm exchange by 14 January 2007, in particular to conform to the requirements of a new Standard Material Transfer Agreement. IRRI was the only international agricultural research center able to immediately comply with the Treaty by the deadline and therefore to continue germplasm exchange without interruption. IRRI’s system has been demonstrated at international meetings as a model for others to follow. These and other IRRI research thrusts, major events and activities in 2006-2007 are covered in detail.
- Publisher: International Rice Research Institute
- Language: English
- Pages: 206