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  • Announcement of the Global Consultation on Farmers’ Rights, 27-30 September 2016, Indonesia, and invitation for contributions

    Document type: Notification

    I have the honour to refer to Resolution 5/2015, Implementation of Article 9, Farmers’ Rights, adopted by the Governing Body at its Sixth Session in October 2015, whereby the Governing Body, inter alia, “request[ed] the Secretariat to engage Contracting Parties and relevant organizations to take initiatives to gather information at national, regional and global levels for exchanging views, experiences and best practices on the implementation of Farmers’ Rights as set out in Article 9 of the International Treaty.”

  • Introductory Course to the International Treaty online in the InforMEA Portal

    ITPGRFA
    An online introductory course on the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is now available through the E-Learning Platform of the InforMEA Portal to familiarize users with the relationship of crop biodiversity and food security and the core components and mechanisms of this legally binding instrument. 
  • Invitation to send information on interrelations between the International Treaty, especially its Article 9, and relevant instruments of UPOV and WIPO, pursuant to Resolution 8/2013

    Document type: Notification

    This Notification invites Contracting Parties, stakeholders, and others to share any relevant information on the identification of interrelations between the International Treaty and relevant instruments of UPOV and WIPO pursuant to Resolution 8/2013. This Resolution was adopted by the Governing Body at its Fifth Session and “requests the Secretary to invite UPOV and WIPO to jointly identify possible areas of interrelations among their respective international instruments”. This matter and the relevant information will be forwarded to the Ad Hoc  Technical Committee on Sustainable Use of PGRFA. 

    Note:  Contracting Parties, stakeholders and others are invited to submit information pursuant to this Notification through the online facility: http://www.planttreaty.org/content/farmers-rights-submissions.

  • International Plant Treaty Celebrates 10 Years of Entry-Into-Force

    ITPGRFA
    Geneva, Switzerland (3 July 2014) – The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture celebrated its 10th birthday since its entry-into-force on 29 June 2004 in Geneva today. The event highlighted the pivotal role of the International Treaty in ensuring future global food security, farmers’ rights, sustainable agriculture, and fair and equitable benefit-sharing arising from the use of plant genetic resources.
  • Invitation to send information mentioned in Resolution 8/2013 of the Fifth Session of the Governing Body “Implementation of Article 9, Farmers’ Rights

    Document type: Notification

    The purpose of this Notification is to invite Contracting Parties to share with the Secretariat any relevant information on any actions or activities planned or undertaken by your country in response to the invitations made by the Governing Body, in order to report on those activities to the Sixth Session of the Governing Body to be held in 2015. Deadline 15 October 2014.  Deadline: 15 October 2014.

  • Letter re-inviting Contracting Parties and relevant organizations to submit views, experiences and best practices on the implementation of Article 9 - Farmers’ Rights

    Document type: Notification

    The Treaty Secretariat posted a notification on the website of the Treaty on 21 September 2011 inviting Contracting, international relevant organizations and National Focal Points to submit views, experiences and best practices on the implementation of Farmers’ Rights. By 25 July 2012 the Secretariat of the International Treaty had not received any submission. Submissions can be sent by e-mail and in hard copy by the extended deadline of 8 October 2012.

  • EU contributes €5 million to help farmers maintain crop diversity

    ITPGRFA
    Support under plant genetics treaty fund announced during Rio+20 21 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro - The European Union is contributing €5 million euros (6.5 million dollars) towards the Benefit-sharing Fund of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, FAO announced today, at a high-level ministerial meeting on the plant treaty at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.
  • Contracting Parties and relevant organizations are invited to submit views, experiences and best practices on the implementation of Article 9 - Farmers’ Rights

    Document type: Notification

    The Governing Body at its Fourth Session invited Contracting Parties and other relevant organizations to, within the next twelve months, submit: Views, experiences and best practices on the implementation of Farmers’ Rights as set out in Article 9; and proposals for ways and means through which these views, experiences and best practices can be exchanged between and among Contracting Parties and relevant stakeholder groups.

  • Letter K/X/AGPD-806

    Document type: Notification

    The Governing Body took a number of decisions that require action by Contracting Parties. The purpose of this communication is to bring to the attention of Contracting Parties those decisions that are addressed to them, or that have direct implications for them.

  • Letter K/X/AGPD-806

    Document type: Notification

    The Governing Body took a number of decisions that require action by Contracting Parties. The purpose of this communication is to bring to the attention of Contracting Parties those decisions that are addressed to them, or that have direct implications for them.