International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

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In Sub-Saharan Africa, around 80 percent of seeds used by smallholder farmers come from seed systems managed by farmers. Local seeds have adapted over centuries to local growing conditions and are more tolerant to weather changes, climate shocks, pests and diseases. Additionally, local seeds provide...
Payment for Use of Plant Material under the International Treaty Rome, Italy, 31 August 2020 – Dutch family-owned vegetable seed company Bejo has paid into the International Treaty’s Benefit-sharing Fund, in...
The Role of Seeds in the Fight against Hunger Rome, Italy, 26 June 2020 – The Norwegian Ministry of Agriculture and Food announced its annual contribution of approximately 1 million Norwegian Kroners (approximately USD...
After disasters, emergency interventions mainly focus on saving lives and providing water, food and shelter. Protecting and rebuilding local seed reserves is often overlooked, even though traditional seeds are crucial for food and nutrition security. The good news is that...
Supporting projects in developing countries through the FAO International Treaty ROME, Italy, 15 June 2020 – For the third consecutive year, the French seed sector, Groupement National Interprofessionnel des Semences et plants (
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