Here are the objectives of ITPGRFA
In coordination with the UNDP-supported project "Partnerships for Biodiversity Conservation: Mainstreaming in Local Agricultural Landscapes" or BPP, this project is implemented:
1. To assess and document the extent of diversity and utilization of PGRFA.
2.To develop initiatives for PGRFA conservation, utilization and climate change adaptation through a Strategic Action Plan for conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources.
3. To develop protocols for in situ/on farm crop conservation and a sustainable community seed supply system.
4.To analyze incentives to promote in situ/on farm conservation and utilization.
5.To conduct training of farmers and promote advocacy to support crop production, conservation and utilization of target crops .
National Strategic and Action Plan to promote the mainstreaming or integration of biodiversity conservation in agricultural production system, markets and other sectors to secure national and global environmental benefits;
a. Distribution and utilization of target crops which have been identified as requiring conservation and have the potential to promote food security and supplement the livelihoods of indigenous peoples and farmers;
b. Incentives to promote in situ-on farm conservation and utilization of target crops, including the establishment of nurseries and provision of micro finance through credit cooperatives;
c. Protocols for in situ-on farm conservation and sustainable community-based seed supply system of target species;
d. Information system containing information on distribution, abundance, sources of gene pool, appropriate conservation practices, utilization, and market potential;
e. Information and advocacy campaign;
f. Training to support farmers on the proper timing of planting, using crop calendars from partner NGOs to avoid losses due to climate change affecting the pilot sites