Last updated: 30/10/2014

Texts of the Treaty: Official versions

Cover of the Treaty

The Treaty aims at:

• recognizing the enormous contribution of farmers to the diversity of crops that feed the world;

• establishing a global system to provide farmers, plant breeders and scientists with access to plant genetic materials;

• ensuring that recipients share benefits they derive from the use of these genetic materials with the countries where they have been originated.

Here you can download the official text of the Treaty in different languages.

The documents are in PDF and HTML format.

International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Official Versions - PDF
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International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Official Versions - HTML
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International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Official Versions - Illustrated
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Please note that pursuant to Article 35 of the Treaty, only the Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish texts of the Treaty are authentic. Here you can download other unofficial translation kindly offered by the European Commission.

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 Since its first meeting in 2006, the Governing Body has adopted a number of important decisions in the form of resolutions. All of them are available in the Documentation Centre, together with the meeting documents, other publications, booklets, brochures, and a number of additional information resources related to the work of the International Treaty.