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Purpose Enhance conservation and sustainable utilisation of Kenya’s plant genetic resources PowerPoint Presentation
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Purpose Enhance conservation and sustainable utilisation of Kenya’s plant genetic resources

Purpose Enhance conservation and sustainable utilisation of Kenya’s plant genetic resources

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Purpose Enhance conservation and sustainable utilisation of Kenya’s plant genetic resources

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  1. Seeds for Life Project – KenyaWilliam Omondi, National Co-ordinator, Tree seed Programme: Kenya Forestry Research Institute williamomondi2004@yahoo.co.uk Purpose Enhance conservation and sustainable utilisation of Kenya’s plant genetic resources Activities Collection of seed and herbarium specimen Seed storage in Kenya and duplicates in RBG, Kew Seed studies to backstop conservation Build capacity of local communities and Institutions to conserve PGR

  2. Destruction of natural forests

  3. Degradation of drylands

  4. Endangered species; e.g. Osiris lanceolata

  5. Seed collections based on best practice principles

  6. 25ºC 20 ºC 15ºC Seed studies to backstop conservation

  7. Material Transfer Agreement: KENYA and Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew • Ensures Kenya Governments consent to the transfer of seeds to the RBG, Kew Seed Bank for safe keeping and long-time conservation • Duplicates in Kew exclusively for long term storage • Research limited to supporting conservation • Kenya retains ownership of the duplicate at Kew • Any other research on the material by Kew can only be undertaken through a separate agreement

  8. Emerging issues.... • Climate change, habitat degradation and species loss • Conflict between international conventions and National regulations • Definition of access in relation to ex-situ conservation and seed duplication • Total disclosure of origin and some aspects of IK • Modalities of costing, negotiating and sharing the benefits ...the role of all stakeholders