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LOS BAÑOS, Laguna – Agriculture and environment representatives from nine Asian countries convened this week at the headquarters of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to discuss mutually supportive implementation of international agreements on plant exchange. National focal points came from...
30 March 2017, Rome - FAO and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have agreed to cooperate more closely to support sustainable rice production in developing countries to improve food security and livelihoods while safeguarding natural resources. An agreement signed today seeks...
13 March 2017, Rome - The United States is the newest member of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, a ground-breaking instrument that works to strengthen global food security by promoting the conservation, sharing, and...
The Government of Norway has announced its annual contribution to the Benefit-sharing Fund of the International Treaty to support farmers’ conservation and use of plant genetic resources. The announcement of the contribution was made by Mr Terje Halleland, State Secretary...
Australia has made a contribution of AU$1 million (US$719,000) to the Benefit Sharing Fund (BSF) of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (the Treaty). Under the Treaty, the genetic resources of the world’s most...
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