Multi-Crop Passport Descriptors

Year launched
Home institute(s)
: Bioversity International, FAO
Project history
    Jointly developed by FAO and IPGRI/Bioversity, first released in 2001 and updated in 2012 to reflect emerging needs including increased use of GPS technologies and the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.
: Genebanking
Data type(s)
: Accession, Collection, MLS Status, Taxonomic
Software used
: N/A
Standards used
: Bioversity Crop Descriptor Lists, FAO-WIEWS (institution codes)
What is open?
System update procedures
: Updated by FAO/Bioversity specialists
Curation type
: N/A
User training options
: Guidebooks
Data system type
: Standard collection and accession descriptors to facilitate germplasm exchange.
Current users
: anyone exchanging crop germplasm
Reference organism
: Crops included in Bioversity descriptors