|Last updated: 04/02/2016|
|The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture launched its third call for project proposals under its Benefit-Sharing Fund (BSF). With over USD 10 million available for supporting new projects aimed at the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic material in developing countries, this is the largest call to date.|
Any governmental or non-governmental organization, including farmers and farmers’ organizations, genebanks and research institutions, as well as regional and international organizations, based in eligible countries that are Contracting Parties to the International Treaty, may apply for funds under Window 3: The Co-development and Transfer of Technology of the Call for Proposals 2014 until 2 July 2014, 24:00 Rome time. THE DEADLINE FOR WINDOW 3 HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 2 JULY.
The screening of eligible pre-proposals for Window 2 that have been received though the official channels by 2 June2014, 24:00 Rome time will now be initiated.
The purpose of this notification is to bring to your attention decisions that are addressed to Contracting Parties in relation to the Multilateral System of Access and Benefit-sharing.
The Secretary of the International Treaty has the honour to inform Contracting Parties of the launching by Syngenta Crop Protection AG (Syngenta) of a new e-licensing platform that generates contributions to the Benefit-sharing Fund of the International Treaty.