Last updated: 20/11/2014
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

Legend:

  • - 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 2010 gross national income (GNI) per capita.
The Countries are ordered by ISO CODE 3

Countrysort icon ITPGRFA Regions FAO Regions CP Name of NFP Membership by
1 Afghanistan Asia Near East Yes - Mr. Mohammad Aziz OSMANZAI ACCESSION
2 Angola Africa Africa Yes - Mr Pedro MOÇAMBIQUE SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
3 Albania Europe Europe Yes - Belul GIXHARI ACCESSION
4 Andorra Europe Europe No
5 United Arab Emirates Near East Near East Yes ACCESSION
6 Argentina Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean Only Signature
7 Armenia Europe Europe Yes - Ms Gayane SARGSYAN ACCESSION
8 Antigua and Barbuda Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean No
9 Australia South West Pacific Yes - The Director, Productivity and Food Security Unit SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
10 Austria Europe Europe Yes - Ms. Hedwig WÖGERBAUER SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
11 Azerbaijan Europe Europe No
12 Burundi Africa Africa Yes - Mr. Félix NTAHOMVUKIYE SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
13 Belgium Europe Europe Yes - Ms. Hélène KLINKENBERG - Ms Malgorzata Verleyen Szulc SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
14 Benin Africa Africa Yes ACCESSION
15 Burkina Faso Africa Africa Yes - Mr Didier BALMA SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
16 Bangladesh Asia Asia Yes SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
17 Bulgaria Europe Europe Yes - Mrs. Lilia Ivanova KRASTEVA ACCESSION
18 Bahrain Near East Near East No
19 Bahamas Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean No
20 Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe Europe No
21 Belarus Europe Europe No
22 Belize Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean No
23 Bolivia Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean No
24 Brazil Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean Yes - Ms Clarissa Nina SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
25 Barbados Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean No
26 Bhutan Asia Asia Yes - Ms Tashi Yangzome DORJI SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
27 Botswana Africa Africa No
28 Central African Republic Africa Africa Yes - Mr. Jean MBOROHOUL SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
29 Canada North America North America Yes - Ms Felicitas KATEPA-MUPONDWA SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
30 Switzerland Europe Europe Yes - Mr François PYTHOUD SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
31 Chile Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean Only Signature
32 China Asia Asia No
33 Cote d'Ivoire Africa Africa Yes SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
34 Cameroon Africa Africa Yes - Mr Jean-Pierre Mbili Oloume SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
35 Democratic Republic of the Congo Africa Africa Yes ACCESSION
36 Congo Africa Africa Yes - Mr Bienvenu Ntsouanva ACCESSION
37 Cook Islands South West Pacific South West Pacific Yes ACCESSION
38 Colombia Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean Only Signature
39 Comoros Africa Africa No
40 Cabo Verde Africa Africa Only Signature
41 Costa Rica Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean Yes - Mr Walter QUIRÓS ORTEGA SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
42 Cuba Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean Yes - Ms Lianne FERNÁNDEZ GRANDA SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
43 Cyprus Europe Near East Yes SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
44 Czech Republic Europe Europe Yes - Mr Vlastimil Zedek ACCESSION
45 Germany Europe Europe Yes - Mr Thomas MEIER SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
46 Djibouti Near East Near East Yes - Mr. Mohamed MOUSSA MOHAMED ACCESSION
47 Dominica Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean No
48 Denmark Europe Europe Yes - Mr. Lars LANDBO SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
49 Dominican Republic Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean Only Signature
50 Algeria Africa Near East Yes - Mr Salah CHOUAKI - Mr. Abdelhamid HEMDANI ACCESSION
51 Ecuador Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean Yes - Mr. César TAPIA BASTIDAS ACCESSION
52 Egypt Africa Near East Yes - Ms. Hanaiya EL ITRIBY SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
53 Eritrea Africa Africa Yes SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
54 Spain Europe Europe Yes - Mr Luis SALAICES SANCHEZ SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
55 Estonia Europe Europe Yes - Mrs. Külli KAARE ACCESSION
56 Ethiopia Africa Africa Yes - Mr Gemedo DALLE TUSSIE SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
57 European Union Europe Europe Yes - Ms. Päivi Mannerkorpi SIGNATURE APPROVAL
58 Finland Europe Europe Yes - Ms Tuula PEHU SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
59 Fiji South West Pacific South West Pacific Yes - Mr. Mason SMITH ACCESSION
60 France Europe Europe Yes - Mr. Jacques TEYSSIER d'ORFEUIL SIGNATURE APPROVAL
61 Micronesia (Federated States of) South West Pacific South West Pacific No
62 Gabon Africa Africa Yes - Mr. Raoul NDONG SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
63 United Kingdom Europe Europe Yes - Mr Julian Jackson SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
64 Georgia Europe Europe No
65 Ghana Africa Africa Yes - Mr Lawrence Misa ABOAGYE SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
66 Guinea Africa Africa Yes SIGNATURE APPROVAL
67 Gambia Africa Africa No
68 Guinea-Bissau Africa Africa Yes ACCESSION
69 Equatorial Guinea Africa Africa No
70 Greece Europe Europe Yes - Mrs. Maria PAPAEFTHIMIOU - Mr. Papatheodorou ATHANASIOS SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
71 Grenada Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean No
72 Guatemala Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean Yes - Mr Jorge Eduardo Salazar Pérez SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
73 Guyana Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean No
74 Honduras Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean Yes - Ms. Elizabeth Santacreo ACCESSION
75 Croatia Europe Europe Yes - Mr Vjekoslav Markotić ACCESSION
76 Haiti Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean Only Signature
77 Hungary Europe Europe Yes ACCESSION
78 Indonesia Asia Asia Yes - Mr Karden MULYA ACCESSION
79 India Asia Asia Yes - Mr R.K. SINGH SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
80 Ireland Europe Europe Yes - Mr Gerry DOHERTY SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
81 Iran (Islamic Republic of) Asia Near East Yes - Mr Javad MOZAFARI HASHJIN SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
82 Iraq Near East Near East Yes ACCESSION
83 Iceland Europe Europe Yes - Mr. Thorsteinn TOMASSON ACCESSION
84 Israel Europe Europe No
85 Italy Europe Europe Yes - Mr. Paolo AMMASSARI SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
86 Jamaica Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean Yes ACCESSION
87 Jordan Near East Near East Yes - Mr Fawzi Al-Sheyab SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
88 Japan Asia Asia Yes - Mr Akio Yamamoto - Mr Hiroyuki Tanaka ACCESSION
89 Kazakhstan Asia Asia No
90 Kenya Africa Africa Yes - Mr Zachary MUTHAMIA ACCESSION
91 Kyrgyzstan Near East Near East Yes ACCESSION
92 Cambodia Asia Asia Yes SIGNATURE ACCEPTANCE
93 Kiribati South West Pacific South West Pacific Yes ACCESSION
94 Saint Kitts and Nevis Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean No
95 Republic of Korea Asia Asia Yes - Mr. Jang Yong CHO ACCESSION
96 Kuwait Near East Near East Yes ACCESSION
97 Lao People's Democratic Republic Asia Asia Yes ACCESSION
98 Lebanon Near East Near East Yes - Mr Ali CHÉHADÉ SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
99 Liberia Africa Africa Yes ACCESSION
100 Libya Africa Near East Yes - Mr. Mustafa ELAGHEL ACCESSION
101 Saint Lucia Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean Yes ACCESSION
102 Sri Lanka Asia Asia Yes ACCESSION
103 Lesotho Africa Africa Yes - Mr Matla Martin RANTHAMANE ACCESSION
104 Lithuania Europe Europe Yes ACCESSION
105 Luxembourg Europe Europe Yes SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
106 Latvia Europe Europe Yes ACCESSION
107 Morocco Africa Near East Yes - Mr Amar TAHIRI SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
108 Monaco Europe Europe No
109 Republic of Moldova Europe Europe No
110 Madagascar Africa Africa Yes - Ms Michelle ANDRIAMAHAZO SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
111 Maldives Asia Asia Yes ACCESSION
112 Mexico Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean No
113 Marshall Islands South West Pacific South West Pacific Yes SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
114 The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Europe Europe Only Signature
115 Mali Africa Africa Yes - Mr. Amadou SIDIBÉ SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
116 Malta Europe Near East Only Signature
117 Myanmar Asia Asia Yes - Mr. Aye TUN ACCESSION
118 Montenegro Europe Europe Yes - Phytosanitary Directorate ACCESSION
119 Mongolia Asia Asia No
120 Mozambique Africa Africa No
121 Mauritania Africa Near East Yes - Mr Alioune Diagne ACCESSION
122 Mauritius Africa Africa Yes - Mr Yacoob MUNGROO ACCESSION
123 Malawi Africa Africa Yes - Lawrent PUNGULANI SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
124 Malaysia Asia Asia Yes - Mr Mohd NOROWI HAMID ACCESSION
125 Namibia Africa Africa Yes - Mr Stephen CARR SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
126 Niger Africa Africa Yes - Mr. Baina JIMO SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
127 Nigeria Africa Africa Only Signature
128 Nicaragua Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean Yes ACCESSION
129 Niue South West Pacific South West Pacific No
130 Netherlands Europe Europe Yes - Mr Jaap SATTER SIGNATURE ACCEPTANCE
131 Norway Europe Europe Yes - Ms Svanhild Isabelle BATTA TORHEIM SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
132 Nepal Asia Asia Yes - Mr Prabhakar Pathak ACCESSION
133 Nauru South West Pacific South West Pacific No
134 New Zealand South West Pacific South West Pacific No
135 Oman Near East Near East Yes - Mr. Ahmed AL BAKRY ACCESSION
136 Pakistan Asia Near East Yes - Mr M. Shahid MASOOD ACCESSION
137 Panama Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean Yes - Mr Roberto Enrique MANCILLA CONTE ACCESSION
138 Peru Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean Yes - Mr Segundo Manuel SIGÜEÑAS SAAVEDRA SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
139 Philippines Asia Asia Yes - Ms Paz Benavidez ACCESSION
140 Palau South West Pacific South West Pacific Yes - Mr. Fernando SENGEBAU ACCESSION
141 Papua New Guinea South West Pacific South West Pacific No
142 Poland Europe Europe Yes - Ms. Dorota NOWOSIELSKA ACCESSION
143 Democratic People's Republic of Korea Asia Asia Yes ACCESSION
144 Portugal Europe Europe Yes - Instituto Nacional dos Recursos Biológicos (INRB) SIGNATURE APPROVAL
145 Paraguay Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean Yes SIGNATURE ACCEPTANCE
146 Qatar Near East Near East Yes ACCESSION
147 Romania Europe Europe Yes - Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development Plant Genetic Resources Bank ACCESSION
148 Russian Federation Europe Europe No
149 Rwanda Africa Africa Yes - Mr Claver NGABOYISONGA ACCESSION
150 Saudi Arabia Near East Near East Yes - Mr. Dabbah Abdul MOHSEN DABBAH ACCESSION
151 Sudan Africa Near East Yes - Ms Afaf Abdalrahim Elgozuli SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
152 Senegal Africa Africa Yes - Mr Mame NDÉNÉ LO SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
153 Solomon Islands South West Pacific South West Pacific No
154 Sierra Leone Africa Africa Yes ACCESSION
155 El Salvador Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean Yes - Ms Aura MORALES DE BORJA SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
156 San Marino Europe Europe No
157 Somalia Africa Near East No
158 Serbia Europe Europe Yes SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
159 South Sudan Africa Africa No
160 Sao Tome and Principe Africa Africa Yes ACCESSION
161 Suriname Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean No
162 Slovakia Europe Europe Yes ACCESSION
163 Slovenia Europe Europe Yes - Mr. Jože ILERŠIČ ACCESSION
164 Sweden Europe Europe Yes - Ms Carina Knorpp SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
165 Swaziland Africa Africa Yes - Mr Thembinkosi Roman Gumedze SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
166 Seychelles Africa Africa Yes - Mr Keven Nancy ACCESSION
167 Syrian Arab Republic Near East Near East Yes - Mr. Nayef AL SALTI SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
168 Chad Africa Africa Yes SIGNATURE ACCEPTANCE
169 Togo Africa Africa Yes - Ms. Hadyatou DANTSEY-BARRY SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
170 Thailand Asia Asia Only Signature
171 Tajikistan Asia Near East No
172 Turkmenistan Near East Near East No
173 Timor-Leste Asia Asia No
174 Tonga South West Pacific South West Pacific No
175 Trinidad and Tobago Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean Yes ACCESSION
176 Tunisia Africa Near East Yes - Mr Mohamed CHAKROUN SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
177 Turkey Europe Near East Yes - Mr. Masum BURAK - Mr. Vehbi ESER SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
178 Tuvalu South West Pacific South West Pacific No
179 United Republic of Tanzania Africa Africa Yes - Mr. Fidelis MYAKA ACCESSION
180 Uganda Africa Africa Yes - Mr John Wasswa MULUMBA ACCESSION
181 Ukraine Europe Europe No
182 Uruguay Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean Yes - Mr Marcos Martínez SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
183 United States of America North America North America Only Signature
184 Uzbekistan Asia Asia No
185 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean No
186 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean Yes SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
187 Viet Nam Asia Asia No
188 Vanuatu South West Pacific South West Pacific No
189 Samoa South West Pacific South West Pacific Yes ACCESSION
190 Yemen Near East Near East Yes - Mr. Ahmed LUTF Mohammed Saeed ACCESSION
191 South Africa Africa Africa No
192 Zambia Africa Africa Yes - Ms Catherine MUNGOMA SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
193 Zimbabwe Africa Africa Yes - Mr Kudzai KUSENA - Mr. Cames MGUNI SIGNATURE RATIFICATION
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