Genetic Resources

Plant Genetic Resources

Aim: To ensure the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.

Functions

  • To collect, characterize and evaluate plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.
  • To promote the value of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.
  • Regulate access to plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.
  • To ensure equitable sharing of any benefits arising from the utilization of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.
  • To manage international agreements, protocols relevant to plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.

Contact

Deputy Director: Plant Genetic Resources
Department of Agriculture
Private bag x973
PRETORIA
0001

Mpolokeng Mokoena
Tel: 012 808 5392
Fax: 012 808 5394
E -mail: MpolokengM@daff.gov.za