|Last updated: 19/06/2013|
Fact sheet on the project under the Benefit-sharing Fund in Costa Rica, which addresses the identification of useful potato germplasm adapted to biotic and abiotic stresses caused by global climate change. The effects of global climate change such as heat, coldness, drought or flooding are likely to threaten sustainable agriculture and food security. The goals of this project are to characterize wild species of potato resistant and tolerant to different biotic and abiotic stresses and obtain new potato varieties adapted to climate change for sustainable agriculture.
Fact sheet on the project under the Benefit-sharing Fund in Cuba, which addresses the contribution of traditional methods for the in situ conservation and management of maize and beans to the food security of farming families in Cuba. The aim of this project is to determine the nutritional values of traditional varieties of beans and maize to establish their real contribution to food security and family health, and to influence the agricultural management of these crops to increase their production through better conservation of existing biodiversity.
Fact sheet on the project under the Benefit-sharing Fund in Egypt, which addresses the on-farm conservation and in vitro preservation of citrus local varieties and sustainable utilization in Egypt. The objectives of this project are to explore the local varieties; improve the old citrus germplasm to increase the income of small farmers and save the diversity of citrus in Egypt, which is the first country of the top 10 producers of orange in the world.
Fact sheet on the project under the Benefit-sharing Fund in India, which addresses the conservation, dissemination and popularization of local-specific farmer-developed varieties by establishing village-level enterprises. The project intends to disseminate and popularise documented farmer developed varieties and traditional varieties among farming community of Kerala by establishing village level enterprises. Crops were selected as for their contribution to food security, economic development, and nutrition and health aspects.
Fact sheet on the project under the Benefit-sharing Fund in Kenya, which addresses the characterization, genetic enhancement and revitalization of finger millet in western Kenya. The objectives of this project are to further advance in earlier finger millet research and disseminate to farmers improved finger millet varieties in order to increase the productivity of this crop, raise the income of small-scale farmers and contribute to poverty alleviation.
Fact sheet on the project under the Benefit-sharing Fund in Morocco, which addresses the local landraces of wheat and barley in Morocco offers an important gene pool as a source of adaptation and tolerance to different biotic and abiotic stresses. Conserving this diversity is an imperative. The aim of the project is to integrate on-farm and ex situ conservation approaches for better conservation and sustainable use of wheat genetic resources
Fact sheet on the project under the Benefit-sharing Fund in Nicaragua, which addresses the rescue, conservation and sustainable management of teocintle in Nicaragua in the Apacunca Genetic Reserve. On the basis of a participatory methodology, proposals for productive and sustainable services will be developed to generate additional income for rural families without putting the habitats of the Apacunca Genetic Reserve in risk, inculcating the conservation of teocintle (wild variety of maize) and its associated species.
Fact sheet on the project under the Benefit-sharing Fund in Peru, which addresses the conservation and sustainable use of native potato diversity in the Potato Park, Cusco, Peru. The project will focus on increasing the capacity of the six indigenous communities of the Potato Park in the management, conservation and sustainable use of native potato, promoting the development of enterprises based on the sustainable use of native potato and traditional knowledge, supporting the national implementation of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.
Fact sheet on the project under the Benefit-sharing Fund in Senegal, which addresses the conservation of agrobiodiversity of local cultivars of millet, maize and sorgum through improved participatory methods. The project objectives are the conservation of local cultivars of millet, maize and sorghum, promote major use of local varieties adapted to agro climatic conditions and increase the diversity of the germplasm of these crops available to farmers.
Fact sheet on the project under the Benefit-sharing Fund in Tanzania, which addresses the strengthening on-farm conservation and use of sorghum, finger millet, lablab beans and yam crop diversities for improved food security and adaptation to climate changes in Tanzania. The main objective of this project is to contribute to the overall improvement of food security, nutritional quality and livelihood of the poor farming communities through on-farm conservation and sustainable use of local crop diversities of sorghum, finger millet, lablab beans and yams.
Fact sheet on the project under the Benefit-sharing Fund in Uruguay, which addresses the broadening of potato genetic basis through introgression of local wild species. The overall objective of this project is to increase the genetic variability of potato germplasm and develop improved varieties which adapt and resist to specific bacteria diseases.
The brochure explains the close link between the International Treaty and global food security. It includes nine frequently asked questions on the Treaty, highlighting its objectives and who benefits from it. It was designed by the Secretariat of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, before the Treaty's entry into force.
The brochure provides an overview on the main objectives of the International Treaty and on its innovative approaches to tackling food security and climate change challenges. It includes a timeline of major events. It also provides a short description of the main systems of the Treaty and a map of genetic diversity and regional inter-dependence.
By using a world map, the brochure presents the 11 projects for funding for the period 2009-2011 under the Benefit-sharing Fund of the International Treaty. These projects were approved during the third session of the Governing Body, which took place in Tunisia in 2009 for implementation in: Cuba, Morocco, Egypt, India, Kenya, Tanzania, Senegal, Uruguay, Peru, Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
The brochure offers information to countries considering to join the International Treaty on how to become a Contracting Party. The objectives of the Treaty are explained with conceptual clarity and simplicity, as well as the general benefits and obligations of becoming a Contracting Party under the Treaty. The differences among ratification, acceptance, approval and accession are explained. The text also lists the standard step-by-step processes at national level.
The fact sheet focuses on "Gene-IT", an optional tool that generates Standard Material Transfer Agreements. It describes its main functions, and displays some screenshots of the main menus and the steps for the generation of the contract as well.
The brochure provides transversal information on the Joint Capacity Building Programme. Besides presenting its rationale, main features and objectives, it highlights the importance of regional activities and national activities and partnerships.
The poster presents a world map indicating the location of the 11 projects approved under the Benefit-sharing Fund of the International Treaty for the period 2009-2011. The map is conceived as a summary and includes information on the implementing institutions and the crops the projects relate to. This map can be also found in the brochure "Benefit-sharing Fund Projects 2009-2011".
This leaflet was distributed during the World Summit on Sustainable Development 2002 in Johannesburg. It offers information on the International Treaty's background, objectives and benefits. A brief explanation of the Multilateral System on access and benefit-sharing is also provided, highlighting the urgency of the Treaty's ratification.
This 12 fact sheet package on the International Treaty serves as a comprehensive review of the Treaty's main issues. A wide range of contents are presented in single-themed fact sheets, such as: the Treaty's history, purposes and objectives; benefits and beneficiaries, an assessment on the state of plant genetic diversity; the Treaty's innovative mechanisms; the close link with CGIAR; farm animal genetic resources; and farmers' rights. It was originally distributed inside a common folder at the First Meeting of the Governing Body, that took place in Madrid in 2006.