Last updated: 08/09/2016
The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

The FAO Conference approved the International Treaty on 3 November 2001 and remained open for signature until 4 November 2002.

In accordance with Article 28, the Treaty entered into force on the ninetieth day after the deposit of the fortieth instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession on 29 June 2004.

For additional information you can download in PDF the official list of Contracting Parties elaborated by the Legal Office of FAO.


  • - Contracting Parties
  • - Only Signatories
  • - Non Contracting Parties

A few Contracting Parties from Africa, Asia and Near East may be listed in different regional groups. The income classification has beeen elaborated with data from the World Bank and based on the 2014 gross national income (GNI) per capita.
The Countries are ordered by ISO CODE 3

Number of Contracting Parties: 140

Countrysort icon ITPGRFA Regions CP Name of NFP
1 Afghanistan Asia Yes - Mr Mir Amanuddin HAIDARY
2 Angola Africa Yes - Mr Pedro MOÇAMBIQUE
3 Albania Europe Yes - Belul GIXHARI
4 Andorra Europe No
5 United Arab Emirates Near East Yes
6 Argentina Latin America and the Caribbean Yes
7 Armenia Europe Yes - Ms Gayane SARGSYAN
8 Antigua and Barbuda Latin America and the Caribbean No
9 Australia South West Pacific Yes - The Director, Productivity Unit - Mr Michael Ryan
10 Austria Europe Yes - Mr Phillip Judex
11 Azerbaijan Europe No
12 Burundi Africa Yes - Mr. Félix NTAHOMVUKIYE
13 Belgium Europe Yes - Ms. Hélène KLINKENBERG - Ms Malgorzata Verleyen Szulc
14 Benin Africa Yes - Mr Toussaint MIKPON
15 Burkina Faso Africa Yes - Mr Didier BALMA
16 Bangladesh Asia Yes - Mr Md. Abdus SALAM
17 Bulgaria Europe Yes - Tencho Chokalov
18 Bahrain Near East No
19 Bahamas Latin America and the Caribbean No
20 Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe No
21 Belarus Europe No
22 Belize Latin America and the Caribbean No
23 Bolivia Latin America and the Caribbean No
24 Brazil Latin America and the Caribbean Yes - Ms Clarissa Nina
25 Barbados Latin America and the Caribbean No
26 Bhutan Asia Yes - Ms Tashi Yangzome DORJI
27 Botswana Africa No
28 Central African Republic Africa Yes - Ms Yvette Lakoue
29 Canada North America Yes - Ms Felicitas KATEPA-MUPONDWA
30 Switzerland Europe Yes - Mr Alwin KOPŠE - Ms Jeanine VOLKEN
31 Chile Latin America and the Caribbean Yes - Ms Teresa AGÜERO TEARE
32 China Asia No
33 Cote d'Ivoire Africa Yes - Mr Kouadio Maxime ESSO
34 Cameroon Africa Yes - Mr Francis LEKU AZENAKU
35 Democratic Republic of the Congo Africa Yes
36 Congo Africa Yes - Mr Bienvenu Ntsouanva
37 Cook Islands South West Pacific Yes
38 Colombia Latin America and the Caribbean Only Signature
39 Comoros Africa No
40 Cabo Verde Africa Only Signature
41 Costa Rica Latin America and the Caribbean Yes - Mr Walter QUIRÓS ORTEGA
42 Cuba Latin America and the Caribbean Yes - Ms Lianne FERNÁNDEZ GRANDA
43 Cyprus Europe Yes
44 Czech Republic Europe Yes - Mr Vlastimil Zedek
45 Germany Europe Yes - Mr Thomas MEIER
46 Djibouti Near East Yes - Mr. Mohamed MOUSSA MOHAMED
47 Dominica Latin America and the Caribbean No
48 Denmark Europe Yes - Ms Birgitte LUND
49 Dominican Republic Latin America and the Caribbean Only Signature
50 Algeria Africa Yes - Mr Salah CHOUAKI - Mr. Abdelhamid HEMDANI
51 Ecuador Latin America and the Caribbean Yes - Mr. César TAPIA BASTIDAS
52 Egypt Africa Yes - Ms. Hanaiya EL ITRIBY
53 Eritrea Africa Yes
54 Spain Europe Yes - Ms Esther Esteban RODRIGO
55 Estonia Europe Yes - Mrs. Külli KAARE
56 Ethiopia Africa Yes - Mr Gemedo DALLE TUSSIE
57 European Union Europe Yes - Ms. Päivi Mannerkorpi
58 Finland Europe Yes - Ms Tuula PEHU
59 Fiji South West Pacific Yes - Mr Uraia WAIBUTA
60 France Europe Yes - Ms Dominique LEGROS
61 Micronesia (Federated States of) South West Pacific No
62 Gabon Africa Yes - Mr. Raoul NDONG
63 United Kingdom Europe Yes - Mr Julian Jackson
64 Georgia Europe No
65 Ghana Africa Yes - Mr Lawrence Misa ABOAGYE
66 Guinea Africa Yes
67 Gambia Africa No
68 Guinea-Bissau Africa Yes
69 Equatorial Guinea Africa No
70 Greece Europe Yes - Mrs. Maria PAPAEFTHIMIOU - Mr. Papatheodorou ATHANASIOS
71 Grenada Latin America and the Caribbean No
72 Guatemala Latin America and the Caribbean Yes - Mr Arnoldo Roberto COBAQUIL GARCÍA
73 Guyana Latin America and the Caribbean Yes
74 Honduras Latin America and the Caribbean Yes - Ms. Elizabeth Santacreo
75 Croatia Europe Yes - Mr Vjekoslav Markotić
76 Haiti Latin America and the Caribbean Only Signature
77 Hungary Europe Yes
78 Indonesia Asia Yes - Mr Karden MULYA
79 India Asia Yes - Mr R.K. SINGH
80 Ireland Europe Yes - Mr Gerry DOHERTY
81 Iran (Islamic Republic of) Asia Yes - Mr Javad MOZAFARI HASHJIN
82 Iraq Near East Yes
83 Iceland Europe Yes - Mr. Thorsteinn TOMASSON
84 Israel Europe No
85 Italy Europe Yes - Ministero Delle Politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali
86 Jamaica Latin America and the Caribbean Yes
87 Jordan Near East Yes - Mr Fawzi Al-Sheyab
88 Japan Asia Yes - Ms Ayako TAKADA - Ms Kazuko TAKABATAKE
89 Kazakhstan Asia No
90 Kenya Africa Yes - Mr Desterio Ondieki Nyamongo
91 Kyrgyzstan Near East Yes
92 Cambodia Asia Yes
93 Kiribati South West Pacific Yes
94 Saint Kitts and Nevis Latin America and the Caribbean No
95 Republic of Korea Asia Yes - Mr. Jang Yong CHO
96 Kuwait Near East Yes - Ms Fadilah Ayesh AL SALAMEEN
97 Lao People's Democratic Republic Asia Yes
98 Lebanon Near East Yes - Mr Ali CHÉHADÉ
99 Liberia Africa Yes
100 Libya Africa Yes - Mr. Mustafa ELAGHEL
101 Saint Lucia Latin America and the Caribbean Yes
102 Sri Lanka Asia Yes
103 Lesotho Africa Yes - Mr Matla Martin RANTHAMANE
104 Lithuania Europe Yes
105 Luxembourg Europe Yes
106 Latvia Europe Yes
107 Morocco Africa Yes - Mr Amar TAHIRI
108 Monaco Europe No
109 Republic of Moldova Europe Yes
110 Madagascar Africa Yes - Ms Michelle ANDRIAMAHAZO
111 Maldives Asia Yes
112 Mexico Latin America and the Caribbean No
113 Marshall Islands South West Pacific Yes
114 The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Europe Only Signature
115 Mali Africa Yes - Mr. Amadou SIDIBÉ
116 Malta Europe Only Signature
117 Myanmar Asia Yes - Mr. Aye TUN
118 Montenegro Europe Yes - Phytosanitary Directorate
119 Mongolia Asia No
120 Mozambique Africa No
121 Mauritania Africa Yes - Mr Alioune Diagne
122 Mauritius Africa Yes - Mr Yacoob MUNGROO
123 Malawi Africa Yes - Lawrent PUNGULANI
124 Malaysia Asia Yes - Mr Mohd NOROWI HAMID
125 Namibia Africa Yes - Ms Remmie HILUKWA
126 Niger Africa Yes - Mr Mourtala ISSA ZAKARI
127 Nigeria Africa Only Signature
128 Nicaragua Latin America and the Caribbean Yes
129 Niue South West Pacific No
130 Netherlands Europe Yes - Mr Jaap SATTER
131 Norway Europe Yes - Ms Svanhild Isabelle BATTA TORHEIM
132 Nepal Asia Yes - Mr Lekh Nath ACHARYA
133 Nauru South West Pacific No
134 New Zealand South West Pacific No
135 Oman Near East Yes - Mr. Ahmed AL BAKRY
136 Pakistan Asia Yes - Mr M. Shahid MASOOD
137 Panama Latin America and the Caribbean Yes - Mr Roberto Enrique MANCILLA CONTE
138 Peru Latin America and the Caribbean Yes - Mr Roger Alberto BECERRA GALLARDO
139 Philippines Asia Yes - Ms Paz Benavidez
140 Palau South West Pacific Yes - Mr. Fernando SENGEBAU
141 Papua New Guinea South West Pacific Yes - Mr Toshiro Shigaki
142 Poland Europe Yes - Ms. Dorota NOWOSIELSKA
143 Democratic People's Republic of Korea Asia Yes
144 Portugal Europe Yes - Instituto Nacional dos Recursos Biológicos (INRB)
145 Paraguay Latin America and the Caribbean Yes
146 Qatar Near East Yes - Ms Salwa D. Al-Kuwari
147 Romania Europe Yes - Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development Plant Genetic Resources Bank
148 Russian Federation Europe No
149 Rwanda Africa Yes - Mr Claver NGABOYISONGA
150 Saudi Arabia Near East Yes - Mr. Dabbah Abdul MOHSEN DABBAH
151 Sudan Africa Yes - Ms Afaf Abdalrahim Elgozuli
152 Senegal Africa Yes - Mr Oumar SANE
153 Solomon Islands South West Pacific No
154 Sierra Leone Africa Yes
155 El Salvador Latin America and the Caribbean Yes - Ms Aura MORALES DE BORJA
156 San Marino Europe No
157 Somalia Africa No
158 Serbia Europe Yes - Ms Milena SAVIC IVANOV
159 South Sudan Africa No
160 Sao Tome and Principe Africa Yes
161 Suriname Latin America and the Caribbean No
162 Slovakia Europe Yes
163 Slovenia Europe Yes - Mr Joži Jerman CVELBAR
164 Sweden Europe Yes - Ms Carina Knorpp
165 Swaziland Africa Yes - Mr Thembinkosi Roman Gumedze
166 Seychelles Africa Yes - Mr Keven Nancy
167 Syrian Arab Republic Near East Yes - Mr. Nayef AL SALTI
168 Chad Africa Yes
169 Togo Africa Yes - Mr Koffi KOMBATE
170 Thailand Asia Only Signature
171 Tajikistan Asia No
172 Turkmenistan Near East No
173 Timor-Leste Asia No
174 Tonga South West Pacific Yes
175 Trinidad and Tobago Latin America and the Caribbean Yes
176 Tunisia Africa Yes - Mr Mohamed CHAKROUN
177 Turkey Europe Yes - Mr Masum BURAK - Mr Isa Özkan
178 Tuvalu South West Pacific Yes
179 United Republic of Tanzania Africa Yes - Mr. Fidelis MYAKA
180 Uganda Africa Yes - Mr John Wasswa MULUMBA
181 Ukraine Europe No
182 Uruguay Latin America and the Caribbean Yes - Mr Marcos Martínez
183 United States of America North America Only Signature
184 Uzbekistan Asia No
185 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Latin America and the Caribbean No
186 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) Latin America and the Caribbean Yes
187 Viet Nam Asia No
188 Vanuatu South West Pacific No
189 Samoa South West Pacific Yes
190 Yemen Near East Yes - Mr Maeen Ali Ahmed Al-Jarmouzi
191 South Africa Africa No
192 Zambia Africa Yes - Mr Godfrey MWILA
193 Zimbabwe Africa Yes - Mr Kudzai KUSENA - Mr. Cames MGUNI