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Steering Committee Discusses action plan for the Near East and the North Africa

Steering Committee Discusses action plan for the Near East and the North Africa

Steering Committee Discusses action plan for the Near East and the North Africa

The International Treaty Turns 10 Since Its Entry Into Force

The International Treaty Turns 10 Since Its Entry Into Force

The 29th of June 2014 marks the 10th Anniversary of the entry-into-force of the...

Global Information System and DivSeek

Global Information System and DivSeek

Read the Diversity Seek White Paper

First meeting of the Working Group

First meeting of the Working Group

on the enchancement of the Functioning of the MLS of ABS

The Call for Proposals 2014 is online

The Call for Proposals 2014 is online

THE DEADLINE FOR WINDOW 3 HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 2 JULY

Report of the Fifth Session of the Governing Body

Report of the Fifth Session of the Governing Body

Online the Final Report of the Fifth Session of the Governing Body

THE 19 PROJECTS SPONSORED BY THE 2nd round of the Benefit-Sharing Fund (BSF)

THE 19 PROJECTS SPONSORED BY THE 2nd round of the Benefit-Sharing Fund (BSF)

The 19 Projects sponsored be the 2nd round of the Benefit-Sharing Fund (BSF) of the International Treaty are...

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The Importance of the International Treaty

The International Treaty

 

The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is crucial in the fight against hunger and poverty and essential for the achievement of Millennium Development Goals 1 and 7.

No country is self-sufficient in plant genetic resources; all depend on genetic diversity in crops from other countries and regions. International cooperation and open exchange of genetic resources are therefore essential for food security. The fair sharing of benefits arising from the use of these resources has for the first time been practically implemented at the international level through the Treaty and its Standard Material Transfer Agreement.

Gene pool Benefit-sharing Fund