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Before 2001, developing a new type of wheat or rice would mean making many individual requests to other countries asking for their seeds and other genetic material. Now, the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture...
Experts from 18 African countries met in Cape Town, South Africa, and discussed the way in which they can improve the documentation of plant genetic resources and information exchange through standards, tools and services of the Global Information System...
Rome, Italy, 15 December 2017 – The Call for Proposals under the fourth cycle of projects to be funded through the Benefit-sharing Fund of the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is now...
Key decisions taken by 144 countries Kigali, Rwanda, 3 November 2017 – It has been an exciting week at the Kigali Convention Center, with hundreds of delegates holding intense discussions late into the night in order to...
International Treaty Multilateral System of Access & Benefit-sharing grows to 2 million Kigali, Rwanda, 2 November 2017 – The United States announced today that they will be adding 500,000 samples of 15,000 varieties of plant genetic material...

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