Rio+20: The European Commission helps farmers diversify traditional crops
Rome, 21 June 2012 ? The Benefit-sharing Fund of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture receives $6.5 million from the European Commission, as a support to farmers in developing countries. Such initiative was announced ahead of a high-level meeting on the plant treaty at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. The Benefit-sharing Fund helps smallholder farmers diversify traditional crops, such as potato, rice, cassava and wheat, for food security and climate change.
More with Shakeel Bhatti, Executive Secretary, International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for FAO
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