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Novel Training Materials on the International Treaty launched on the Occasion of Governing Body Meeting

The first in a series of five comprehensive educational modules on the operation of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture has been presented to Contracting Parties and other stakeholders in a side event at the Fourth Session of the...[more]

Rotterdam Convention expands the 'watch list'

A group of 31 experts in chemicals management and numerous observers will participate at the Seventh meeting of the Chemical Review Committee in Rome, from 28 March 2011 to 1 April 2011. The main objective of this meeting is to review notifications and to propose the addition...[more]

Rotterdam Convention contributing to attain a Sustainable Intensification by protecting the health of farmers and the environment

Driven by the need to obtain food self-sufficiency and to increase production of export crops, many Governments have, as part of their agricultural intensification programmes, promoted agricultural production systems that rely heavily on toxic pesticides to reduce crop ...[more]

Extraordinary Meetings of the Conferences of the Parties on enhancing cooperation and coordination among the Basel, Stockholm and Rotterdam Conventions

The simultaneous extraordinary meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions will be held in Bali, Indonesia, at the Bali International Convention Centre in, Nusa Dua, from 22 to 24 February 2010, in coordination with the eleventh...[more]

Third Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

The Third Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture will bring together in Tunis, from 1 to 5 June 2009 more than 300 participants to discuss about the future regulation and implementation of the Multilateral...[more]

"Road-blocks" for plant pests moving with international trade

Since the earliest instances of trade, pests and other invasive species have been taking the opportunity to hitch-hike a ride to new production– and ecosystems. Over the centuries many plant pests have been moved by trade and the movement of people, and successfully established...[more]

4th Meeting of Conference of the Parties to Rotterdam Convention

More than 300 delegates from the 122 Parties to the Rotterdam Convention as well as observers from civil society, the chemical industry and others will gather in FAO Headquarters in Rome from 27 to 31 October 2008 for the Fourth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the...[more]

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