|Mise à jour: 23/05/2013|
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.
This lesson is part of “Educational Module 1 – Introduction to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture”. It exhibits the importance of the International Treaty as a policy vehicle to tackle some of the major global challenges humanity is currently facing: climate change, food security and the loss of crop diversity. It provides up-to-date overviews of trends and scenarios for all three challenges, and shows how the main components of the International Treaty contribute to cope with these.
This is the first in a series of comprehensive educational modules on the International Treaty. It outlines the main components of the International Treaty in the context of current global challenges and the broader legal framework governing crop diversity. Providing learners with key concepts and historical background, the lessons of Educational Module 1 are especially designed for newcomers to the biodiversity policy area. They constitute a comprehensive introduction to the International Treaty and form the basis for the lessons of the subsequent modules. “Introduction to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture” has been produced under the coordination of the Secretariat through a participatory process involving international experts and stakeholders from all regions. (6 MB the full download). The five individual lessons of the module are also included in this virtual library.
The Declaration list a series of actions are urgently needed to address the challenges of food security and climate change, and to end the unacceptable and continuing loss of biodiversity.
|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.|
|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.|