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The International Treaty Supports Guatemalan Farmers’ Good Seed Practices

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More than 150 farmers and their families have received direct support from the Benefit-sharing Fund of the International Treaty for the adoption of good management practices for the conservation and use of maize and bean varieties through the establishment of a network of community seed bank.

International Treaty Toolbox to Help Broaden the Genetic Base of Crops

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24 March 2015, Rome – The initial focus of the “Toolbox” of the International Treaty will be on germplasm with the greatest potential of broadening the genetic base of crops. This is one of the major recommendations of the second meeting of the Ad Hoc Technical Committee on Sustainable Use of the International Treaty, which took place in Rome earlier this month.

International Treaty Participates In Global Forum For Innovations In Agriculture

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Abu Dhabi, UAE (9 March 2015) – Dr Shakeel Bhatti, Secretary of the International Treaty was among the featured speakers on the opening day of the 2nd annual Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA-2015), an international event on sustainable agriculture held this week in the United Arab Emirates.  

The Statistics on Germplasm Flows in the Multilateral System Go Online

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Rome, 10 March 2015 – The Secretariat of the International Treaty is making available online the statistics on the Multilateral System in order to increase the understanding of germplasm flows, as part of the Global Information System on plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.

22 Projects to receive USD 10 Million from Benefit-sharing Fund

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Rome, 6 March 2015 --- The International Treaty will invest over USD 10 million in 22 projects to help farmers in developing countries maintain their crop diversity and to support member countries with technology transfer programs.

Papua New Guinea Joins the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

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Papua New Guinea acceded to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture by depositing its instrument of accession in the beginning of February 2015, and will become the 135th Contracting Party of the International Treaty as of 6 May 2015.

Tonga Joins the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

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Tonga has deposited the instrument of accession to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and will become a Contracting Party on 16 March 2015, bringing the total number of Contracting Parties to 134.

Treaty Holds Regional Workshops for BSF Project Applicants

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Rome, Italy – The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) organized a series of special Regional Workshops for those preparing to submit full proposals for projects to be funded by the 3rd cycle of the Treaty’s Benefit-Sharing Fund (BSF). These Workshops were held between 30 October and 14 November 2014 in Ecuador (for applicants from Latin America), Egypt (for applicants from the Near East and Africa) and Malaysia (for applicants from ...

Iraq Joins the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

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The Republic of Iraq has acceded to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture on 29 September 2014, becoming the Treaty’s 133rd Contracting Party as of 27 November 2014.

Implementing Farmers’ Rights to Achieve Food Security and Improve Nutrition

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14 October 2014, Rome, Italy – The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) organized a side event on the implementation of Farmers’ Rights and its impact on food security and nutrition during the 41st Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS-41) in Rome. The event was co-organized with the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty and gathered more than 80 participants.