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International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Global
Date
Nov 3, 2001
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-001346)
Title abbreviation

ITPGR

Title (French)

Traité international sur les ressources phytogénétiques pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture

Title (Spanish)

Tratado Internacional sobre los Recursos Fitogenéticos para la Alimentación y la Agricultura

Title (Other)

Internationaler Vertrag über pflanzengenetische Ressourcen für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft

Place of adoption
Rome
Depository
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
Language
Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Entry into force
Jun 29, 2004
Subject
Food & nutrition, Cultivated plants, Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Plant protection Education Community management Hazardous substances Management/conservation Certification Biodiversity Policy/planning Plant variety Monitoring Pesticides Inventory Food quality control/food safety Access right Genetic resources International relations/cooperation Protected area Planting material/seeds Dispute settlement Waste disposal Crops/grasses Data collection/reporting Access-to-information Plant production Ex-situ conservation Hazardous waste Enforcement/compliance Agricultural development Pollution control Biotechnology Endangered species Protected plant species Breeders' rights/farmers' rights Traditional rights/customary rights Recycling/reuse Sustainable use Registration Research Farming Access and benefit sharing
Abstract

Objectives: To conserve and use sustainably plant genetic resources for food and agriculture, and share equitably the benefits arising out of their use, in harmony with the Convention on Biological Diversity. Summary of provisions: The term 'plant genetic resources for food and agriculture' is defined in article 2. Parties undertake to conserve, explore, collect, and document plant genetic resources for food and agriculture, as provided in Part II (art. V). They further undertake to, inter alia, adopt measures with a view to promoting sustainable use of plant genetic resources (art. VI).The responsibility for realising Farmers' rights rests with national governments, and each Contracting Party should take measures to protect and promote them (Part III). A Multilateral System of Access and Benefit Sharing is established to facilitate access to plant genetic resources for food and agriculture, and to share benefits arising from their utilisation in a fair and equitable way. Supportive components of the System include the Global Plan of Action for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (Parts IV and V) as well as international plant genetic resources networks and the Global Information System on P-G-R for F&A, to be developed to facilitate exchange of information, in co-operation with the Clearing House Mechanism of the Convention on Biological Diversity (art. 16 and 17). Institutional mechanisms: A Governing Body is established to promote the full implementation of the Treaty (art. 19).

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Website
www.fao.org
Online course
Introductory Course to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

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Sweden
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Syrian Arab Republic
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Turkey
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United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States of America
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Venezuela, Boliv. Rep. of
Yemen
Zambia -
Zimbabwe

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