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The governing body of the International Treaty for Plant Genetic Resources, meeting this week in Tunis, announced today it would fund more than half-million US dollars in awards aimed at helping 11 developing countries protect existing collections of seeds and...
For the first time, farmers in poor countries are to be rewarded under a binding international treaty for conserving and propagating crop varieties that could prove to be the saviour of global food security over the coming decades. A new benefit-sharing...
Germany, Namibia, the Netherlands and Zambia have recently notified the Secretary of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) of national collections with more than 120.000 accessions of important staple crops that are included in...
The Secretariat of the International Treaty, together with the International Spanish Cooperation Agency (AECI) and the Ministry of Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs of Spain recently organized a seminar for the Latin America and the Caribbean Region in Colombia...
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