The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Details and translations in several other languages are available from the FAO website with Official versions of the Treaty.

There is a training module provided by Bioversity International.


The treaty aims at:

  1. recognizing the enormous contribution of farmers to the diversity of crops that feed the world;
  2. establishing a global system to provide farmers, plant breeders and scientists with access to plant genetic materials;
  3. ensuring that recipients share benefits they derive from the use of these genetic materials with the countries where they have been originated.


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