Home institute(s): Bioversity International, FAO
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.
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? Descriptors
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