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Poster of the 7th session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources









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    International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture 2009
    For more information, visit the ITPGRFA website . The objectives of this Treaty are the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of their use, in harmony with the Convention on Biological Diversity, for sustainable agriculture and food security. These objectives will be attained by closely linking this Treaty to the Food and Agriculture O rganization of the United Nations and to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
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    A Global Instrument on Agrobiodiversity: The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture 2002
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    On 3 November 2001, the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (the “Treaty”) 3 was adopted by the FAO Conference at its 31 st session in Rome, by Resolution 3/2001 (text in the Annex), with 116 favourable votes, no dissenting votes, and two abstentions 4 . The Treaty is a new, legally-binding instrument which seeks to ensure the conservation and sustainable management of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture, as well as the fair and equitable sha ring of the benefits arising from their use (Article 1.1). Being at the crossroads between agriculture, commerce and the environment, the Treaty also aims at promoting synergy among these areas (Preamble).
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    International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture - Second edition 2017
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    The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is an FAO international instrument that promotes the conservation and sustainable use of agricultural biological diversity. Through this legally binding treaty, Member Countries can easily exchange genetic material through facilitated access to the largest global pool of genetic diversity for food security, sustainable agriculture and climate change adaptation. The Treaty ensures that farmers, plant breeders and scienti sts have access to plant genetic resources and share the benefits, including financial resources, derived from conservation, research and breeding of those materials.

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