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Multi-Year Programme of Work of the International Treaty

In 2015, the Governing Body welcomed the proposal contained in the documentation as the basis for the further development of a Multi-Year Programme of Work of the International Treaty (MYPOW). Furthermore, by Resolution 13/2015 it requested the Secretary to develop, with inputs from Contracting Parties, a MYPOW for the 2018-2025 period for its consideration at its Seventh Session.

In April 2016, by notification GB7-06 the Secretariat invited Contracting Parties to provide inputs and afterwards it further developed the draft MYPOW to include expected outputs, activities, outcomes, milestones and estimated costs.

Following the guidance provided by the Bureau of the Seventh Session at its second meeting, the Secretariat circulated the draft through notification GB7-22 inviting Contracting Parties to provide further comments and inputs before 10 June 2017 to pgrfa-treaty@fao.org

Download the full draft MYPOW 2018-2025 (24 February 2017).

Overview of the MYPOW

8th Session
(2018-19)

9th Session
(2020-21)

10th Session
(2022-23)

11th Session
(2024-25)

THEMES:

Increasing agricultural productivity by integrating PGRFA along the product development chain

Supporting farmers

Biodiversity and climate change adaptation


Cluster 1:
PGRFA policy and governance issues within the global development agenda

-PGRFA access, benefit sharing and global food security

- The role of farmers as custodians and developers of PGRFA
-Landscape of national policy and plans on conservation of PGRFA

- Incentives to reduce loss of and promote sustainable utilization of PGRFA in an era of climate change

- Contribution of PGRFA to agriculture, environment and commerce


Cluster 2:
Scientific, technical and technological matters

- Pre-breeding and base-broadening to reduce crop vulnerability and genetic erosion
- Advances in characterization, evaluation and documentation

- Breeding strategies to meet the needs of vulnerable farmers
- Management of crop wild relatives


Cluster 3:
Progress and review of the main components of the Treaty

- Review of the procedures and mechanisms on compliance
- Review of the Programme of Work on Sustainable Use

- Review of the Global Information System
- Review of implementation of Farmers' Rights

- Review of Multilateral System
- Review of the Funding Strategy

- Review of the procedures and mechanisms on compliance

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