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  • “Complementa”, the new Treaty Analysis Tool in Support of In-situ Conservation

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    A new statistics and spatial tool to support in situ conservation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture called ‘Complementa’ has been developed and presented for the first time to plant breeders and researches during a regional workshop organized  in Pretoria, South Africa, by the Southern African Development community (SADC) and Bioversity International.
  • Invitation to the Fourth High-Level Round Table

    Document type: Notification

    I am pleased to inform you that the Fourth High-Level Round Table on the International Treaty, “The International Treaty, Climate Change and Food Security,” will take place in New York under the patronage of H.E. Dr Fuad bin Jafaar Al-Sajwani, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Wealth, Sultanate of Oman, on 24 September 2014 in New York on the occasion of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly and the United Nations Secretary General’s Climate Change Summit.

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

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    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.
  • The International Treaty Joins Spain’s Celebrations of Agrobiodiversity

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    Cordoba (Spain), 14 September 2010 - The Secretary of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture Dr Shakeel Bhatti has participated today in the International Seminar on the role of role of agricultural biodiversity in helping to ensure global food security in the context of climate change, organized by the University of Cordoba, in Spain.
  • International Seminar on the implementation of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean

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    The Secretariat of the International Treaty, together with the International Spanish Cooperation Agency (AECI) and the Ministry of Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs of Spain recently organized a seminar for the Latin America and the Caribbean Region in Colombia on the implementation of the Treaty.