International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture


The grouping of Contracting Parties follows the list of the “FAO Member Nations by region for Council election”. The economic classification is elaborated with data from the World Bank. 

Data source: FAO Legal Office

As of 1 February 2020, the International Treaty had 146 Contracting Parties (145 states and one organization).

The FAO Conference approved the International Treaty on 3 November 2001 and remained open for signature until 4 November 2002.

In accordance with Article 28, the Treaty entered into force on the ninetieth day after the deposit of the fortieth instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession on 29 June 2004.

For additional information you can download in PDF the official list of Contracting Parties elaborated by the Legal Office of FAO.



Country Region Contracting Party Membership
141 Republic of Korea Asia Yes ACCESSION
142 Republic of Moldova Europe Yes ACCESSION
143 Romania Europe Yes ACCESSION
144 Russian Federation Europe No
145 Rwanda Africa Yes ACCESSION
146 Saint Kitts and Nevis Latin America and the Caribbean No
147 Saint Lucia Latin America and the Caribbean Yes ACCESSION
148 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Latin America and the Caribbean No
149 Samoa South West Pacific Yes ACCESSION
150 San Marino Europe No
151 Sao Tome and Principe Africa Yes ACCESSION
152 Saudi Arabia Near East Yes ACCESSION
153 Senegal Africa Yes SIGNATURE
154 Serbia Europe Yes SIGNATURE
155 Seychelles Africa Yes ACCESSION
156 Sierra Leone Africa Yes ACCESSION
157 Singapore Asia No
158 Slovakia Europe Yes ACCESSION
159 Slovenia Europe Yes ACCESSION
160 Solomon Islands South West Pacific No
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