Manuals and Handbooks

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In this section you can find manuals, handbooks and technical bulletins about germplasm (processing) and genebank management.

Some of these books discuss general genebank procedures, others show what do with the germplasm of a particular crop and finally, there are also genebank operations manuals of some CGIAR centres that might be very informative and useful for other conservation programmes.

These materials can be used by a variety of audiences including researchers, technicians and university lecturers, among others.

The Genebanks

The 11 CGIAR genebanks currently conserve 730,000 of cereals and grain legumes, forage crops, tree species, root and tuber crops, bananas and crop wild relatives.