Factsheet: Decree on plant genetic materials

Decree on plant genetic materials

Key Information
This Decree applies to all those entities who bear collection of genetic materials and are approved and registered by the Hungarian Council of Plant Genetic Resources and who maintain such collection for the purpose of supporting field crop production, horticulture, organic farming, forestry and food production, and for the conservation and utilization of biological diversity, and all those entities who participate in their in-situ conservation, in their use and utilization. Moreover, this Decree must be applied to all genetic material of agricultural and horticultural species. The provisions of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and the recommendations and requisites of standard methods agreed by IPGRI, the European Cooperation Program for Genetic Resources and the European Forest Genetic Resources Programme shall be applied during activities aimed at genetic resources conservation. Article 6 contains provisions regarding the conservation of cultivated plant species and Article 7 concerns the conservation forest species. Further Articles provide rules on national genetic resources collections, base storages and gene bank plantations and the national database. Professional supervision of activities related to genetic resources collections is the duty of the Hungarian Council of Plant Genetic Resources and sectorial working groups.
Regulate conservation and use of plant genetic materials.

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