Fifth session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
24-28 September 2013 (Muscat, Oman)

The fifth session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) will consider, among other issues, the status of implementation of the Treaty’s Multilateral System (MLS) for Access and Benefit-sharing (ABS) with regard to plant genetic resources for food and agriculture and the standard material transfer agreement, and farmers’ rights. Delegates will also discuss: implementation of the Treaty’s funding strategy; a draft programme of work on sustainable use of plant genetic resources; and the Treaty’s relationship with other bodies and agreements, including the Commission on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA), and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and its Nagoya Protocol on ABS. Visit the meeting’s webpage … Read the meeting’s documents … Follow the meeting’s coverage by IISD Reporting Services …

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