粮食和农业植物遗传资源国际条约

Sustainable Use

The Implementation of Programme of Work on Sustainable Use of PGRFA

The implementation of Article 6 is a priority item on the agenda of the Governing Body of the International Treaty, with the aim of promoting an integrated approach to the sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA) among Contracting Parties.

At its Sixth Session, through Resolution 4/2015, the Governing Body endorsed the revised Programme of Work sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.

The Programme of Work on Sustainable Use of PGRFA (PoW) 2016-2019

Mission: To enhance the sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture through effective measures that translate Article 6 of the Treaty into country-level impact.

Goals: 

  1. To provide support to Contracting Parties and stakeholders to implement the provisions of Articles 5, 6, and 9 of the Treaty that are relevant to the sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture, based on national priorities and needs.
  2. To provide policy direction and guidance by monitoring the implementation of the Treaty in relation to sustainable use, as foreseen in Article 6 of the Treaty.
  3. To strengthen collaboration and partnerships among stakeholders participating in projects and programmes relevant to the sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture, taking into account the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Aichi Biodiversity Targets.
  4. To implement the objectives of non-monetary benefit-sharing, and the the Priority Activities of the Second Global Plan of Action, regarding the sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.

The PoW contains different sets of activities by stakeholders, divided into activities agreed by the Governing Body (Part A), and supporting initiatives undertaken by Contracting Parties and other stakeholders voluntarily (Part B) such as:

A1. Implementing the sustainable use of PGRFA, as per Article 6 of the Treaty

A2. Toolbox for Sustainable Use of PGRFA

B1. Platform for the Co-Development and Transfer of Technologies within the context of non-monetary benefit-sharing

B2. Training and capacity building on Farmers’ Rights and sustainable use

B3. Raising awareness of the actual and potential value of crop wild relatives, landraces and underutilized species of local and regional importance for food security and sustainable development

The Ad Hoc Technical Committee on Sustainable Use

The Ad Hoc Technical Committee on Sustainable Use

By Resolution 7/2011 the Governing Body established the Ad Hoc Technical Committee on Sustainable Use (ACSU). The Committee continued to perform the assigned tasks by the Governing Body (Fifth Session, Resolution 7/2013; Seventh Session, Resolution 4/2015 and Seventh Session, Resolution 6/2017) to date.

The Committee will provide advice to the Secretary on:

  • implementation of the Programme of Work on Sustainable Use of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and Supporting Initiatives;
  • cooperation with other international processes and institutions in the field of sustainable use of PGRFA;
  • identification of additional activities and synergies within the Programme of Work and between the Programme of Work and other areas of work of the International Treaty.

Chronology of Meetings:

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