|Last updated: 21/05/2013|
Through resolution 3/2011 the Governing Body emphasized the need to raise the profile the Benefit-sharing Fund of the Treaty and invited Contracting Parties and other relevant stakeholder to explore innovative benefit-sharing measures within the benefit-sharing mechanisms of information exchange, technology transfer and capacity building.The Second High-level Roundtable on the International Treaty adopted the Rio Six-point Action Plan for the International Treaty and recommended stakeholders to establish a Platform for the Co-Development and Transfer of Technologies within the context of non-monetary benefit- sharing under the Treaty. The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply and the Ministry of Environment of this country, and the Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD) will be hosting a workshop in Brasilia on 7-8 August 2012 to discuss the establishment of such a platform. The draft provisional agenda is attached to this notification.
This is the final report of the Third Meeting of the Ad Hoc Advisory Technical Committee on the Standard Material Transfer Agreement and the Multilateral System was held in New Delhi, India, from 26 to 28 June 2012.
1. By Resolution 4/2010, the Governing Body Request[ed] the Secretary to prepare a comprehensive report to its Fourth Session on the status of non-monetary and monetary benefit-sharing, as provided for in Articles 13.2a, b, c and d of the International Treaty, and for this purpose to request information from Contracting Parties, international institutions having signed agreements under Article 15, and private sector entities. 2. Pursuant to the decision and request of the Governing Body, the Secretariat has received a submission from the Union Française des Semenciers (the French plant breeding companies) on the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources. 3. The report, inter alia, refers to the notification of a collection of 533 maize accessions by Promaïs and INRA included in the Multilateral System of Access and Benefit-sharing, and is contained in the Appendix to this document, in the language received from the entities, for the information of the Governing Body.