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Identifying Benefit Flows

Studies on the Potential Monetary and Non-Monetary Benefits Arising from the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture









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    Report of a Technical Consultation to Promote Public-Private Partnerships for Pre-Breeding 2013
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    Mutually beneficial public-private partnerships, as an integral part of crop improvement, are critically important for pre-breeding. Such partner ships enhance the adaptive capacities of cropping systems to climate change, and respond to the need for increasing productivity, in order to feeding an increasing global population. A technical consultation on promoting public- private partnerships for pre-breeding was according ly convened in Rome, Italy in May 2013. Participants presented on a wide range of approache s to crop improvement involving public- private partnerships. They agreed on the importance of conducting a thorough needs assessment, to identify the objectives of, and arti culate the most effective arrangements for a global initiative to promote Public-Private Partner ships for Pre-breeding, under the aegis of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. They stressed the importance of securing the support of stakeholders through wide consul tation, and of clarifying the remit of the proposed global initiative, in 201 4. Overall, there was a strong support for exploring the possibility for the establishment of a global initiative to promote Public-Private Partner ship For Pre-breeding that specifically addresses the imperative of broadening the genetic base of breeding materials, and of ensuring the access of plant breeders throughout the world t o the widest possible range of high quality pre-commercial, pre-bred materials that are in suit able forms to be used in plant breeding. Towards this end, it was agreed, amongst immediate next steps, that a thorough needs assessment be carried out and the models currently in practice in Brazil, Germany and the Nordic countries be reviewed. Outcomes of this consultation will be presented in the form of a Declaration of Intent at the Third High-level Roundtable on the International Treaty (Bandung Indonesia, 02-04 July 2013), and to the Fifth Session of the International Treaty’s Go verning Body (Muscat, Oman, 24-28 September 2013)
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    Digital Object Identifiers for food crops
    Descriptors and guidelines of the Global Information System
    2018
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    Currently, millions of accessions are conserved in germplasm collections and breeding pools; many of them are duplicates with valuable information that is lost when the material is transferred from one holder to another. Additionally, different user communities such as plant breeders, data curators, researchers and extensionists, often follow different methods to assign identifiers, according to their needs. The lack of standardization had prevented the community from exchanging PGRFA data worldwide which had been for years one of the main challenges for the effective conservation and sustainable use of PGRFA. By using the DOIs standards adopted by the Governing Body of the International Treaty, users will be able to identify and document their plant material uniquely and permanently and will facilitate data interoperability among different systems. The booklet helps readers to understand how DOIs can be adopted in their daily work and integrated into their institutional workflow, including what data needs to be provided and how to do it. It has to parts: Part I of the Manual includes the Guidelines for the optimal use of Digital Object Identifiers as permanent unique identifiers for PGRFA - v.2 and Part II, Data required for the assignation of Digital Object Identifiers in the Global Information System v.2.1.
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    The plants that feed the world
    Baseline data and metrics to inform strategies for the conservation and use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture
    2023
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    The availability of comprehensive and reliable information is crucial for developing evidence-based policies and strategies for the conservation and use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture. Information on food and agricultural crops, on their use, interdependence, demand, supply, and security is increasingly available but scattered through a number of information systems, databases and scientific literature. This study was undertaken by a team of international experts to pool together information from a wide range of sources in a user-friendly manner and to develop a reproducible set of metrics and indicators, complementing existing indicators. The main global database sources consulted include FAOSTAT, the Data Store of the International Treaty, FAO WIEWS, Genesys PGR, GBIF, PlantSearch, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault’s SeedPortal, UPOV’s PLUTO database, and NCBI’s Entrez database. The resulting metrics were organized into five domains – crop use, interdependence, demand, supply, and security. The study includes findings about the importance of the Multilateral System of Access and Benefit-sharing of the International Treaty, the primary global operational mechanism to exchange plant germplasm needed for research and breeding around the world, while pointing at gaps and possibilities to enable its growth. A number of vignettes complete the study with information on contemporary issues on crop conservation and use, to further showcase how the management of plant genetic diversity is evolving at present. It is hoped that this publication will support countries, researchers, breeders and other stakeholders in prioritizing activities, implementing multilateral frameworks and leading policy discussions related to plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.

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