ALLIUM GENETIC RESOURCES IN LATIN AMERICA: SITUATION AND PERSPECTIVES
The results of a questionnaire sent to different countries of Latin America indicate that constraints for Allium germplasm activities mainly relate to finances, infrastructure, and trained personnel. Lack of policies on resources and institutional support are also cited. Most countries agreed in principle to join a germplasm network, either on a regional or global basis. A regional network on Allium germplasm exchange exists among several Andean countries, coordinated by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).