The international treaty on plant genetic resources for food and agriculture

The international treaty on plant genetic resources for food and agriculture

Conservation and Sustainable Use under the International Treaty

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome 2012


"Conservation and sustainable use under the international treaty" is the second in series of educational modules being developed under the coordination of the Secretariat of the International Treaty to strengthen capacities for the effective implementation of the International Treaty among its stakeholder groups. The work on these training materials was officially welcomed by the governing body of the international Treaty at its fourth session. The educational modules are aimed at all stakeholder groups of the Internaional Treaty includind policy makers and their staff, civil servants, gene bank staff, plant breeders, farmers'organizations and other civil society organitazions. They are also designed as information and awareness raising materials for the use of media, academia, prospective donors and other interested institutions.

Table of Contents



Lesson 1: What is Conservation and Sustainable Use?


Lesson 2: The Provisions of Articles 5 and 6 of
the International Treaty


Lesson 3: Further components of the International Treaty
supporting conservation and sustainable use


Lesson 4: Implementation of Articles 5 and 6 from
a users perspective


Selected online resources
Acronyms and Abbreviations


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