AGES - Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety Ltd.


FAO - (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information. 

Bioversity International (former: IPGRI - International Plant Genetic Resources Institute)
BIOVERSITY seeks to strengthen the link between people and biodiversity and gives special attention to ensuring the continued access to plant genetic resources by diverse cultures, women and men, farmers, and local communities.

ECPGR - (European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources)
The European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources (ECPGR) is a collaborative programme among most European countries aimed at ensuring the long-term conservation and facilitating the increased utilization of plant genetic resources in Europe


The European Plant Genetic Resources Search Catalogue receives data from the National inventories, and provides access to all ex situ PGR information in Europe. 

Genebank Information System of the IPK Gatersleben

Genesys is an online platform where you can find information about Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA) conserved in genebanks worldwide.

Österreichische Obstsortendatenbank

CGN - Centre for Genetic Resources, The Netherlands
The Centre for Genetic Resources, the Netherlands (CGN) is responsible in the Netherlands for statutory research tasks that relate to biodiversity and identity of species of importance to agriculture and forestry.

NGB - The Nordic Gene Bank - A Plant Genetic Resources Center
NordGen is active within several different areas when it comes to conserving and promoting the sustainable use of genetic resources in the Nordic countries.

UK Plant Genetic Resources Group
The Group serves as the technical forum for ex-situ plant genetic resources in the UK.

Information platforms

World Information and Early Warning System on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA)

GENRES - Informationssystem Genetische Ressourcen
German information plattform on Biological Diversity for food and agriculture

Europäische Kommission - EUR-LEX
The thematic dossiers contain a selection of legislation and preparatory documents, decisions of the courts and parliamentary questions relating to a specific area of the activity of the European Union.

GBIF - Global Biodiversity Information Facility in Österreich
The international data network "Global Biodiversity Information Facility" was officially launched in March 2001 and is a facility for the worldwide exchange of biodiversity-relevant data via the Internet. The primary goal is to build a network of scientific databases on biodiversity. 

CGIAR - Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
The CGIAR is a strategic alliance of members, partners and international agricultural centers that mobilizes science to benefit the poor. 


GRIN taxonomy - Germplasm Resources Information Network
GRIN taxonomic data provide the structure and nomenclature for accessions of the National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS), part of the National Genetic Resources Program (NGRP) of the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Agricultural Research Service (ARS).

World Flora Online
An Online Flora of All Known Plants



ABS Clearing-House

Convention on Biological Diversity

EU’s ABS site

EU's Genetic Resources Decree No 511/2014

EU's Implementation Decree No 2015/1866

EU’s application legislation for users of genetic resources

International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Nagoya Protocol