Plant Agrobiodiversity Conservation Strategy for the Sultanate of Oman
Stakeholder Consultation Workshop
2-3 November, 2015
Organized by OAPGRC and held at the Park Inn Hotel, the workshop covered themes including Oman's plant agrobiodiversity; local plant species on the IUCN's Red List; the use of plant genetic resources; conservation strategies for crop landraces; crop wild relatives, and medicinal plants; and the impact of climate change on plant genetic resources.
In addition to OAPGRC, organizations providing input to the strategy and participating at the two-day workshop included representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries; Ministry of Environment & Climate Affairs; Ministry of Heritage & Culture; Sultan Qaboos University; Oman Botanic Garden; National Field Research Center for Environment Conservation; and Royal Court Affairs.
Advising on the strategy is Dr. Nigel Maxted, Senior Lecturer in Genetic Conservation at the University of Birmingham. Dr. Maxted is a globally recognized genetic conservation expert who has recently been involved in developing a strategic options paper for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).