International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Material available in the Multilateral System

The Secretariat publishes on this page the information and notifications received on material available in the Multilateral System of Access and Benefit-sharing. The information has been received from Contracting Parties, the International Agriculture Research Centres of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), other International Centres and natural and legal persons within the jurisdiction of Contracting Parties. A sample notification letter of material available in the Multilateral System can be downloaded from this page in four languages: 
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Since September 2017, the notification of material available can also be made through the registration of the material in the Global Information System, during the assignation of a Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

Type of holder

  • Rwanda

Rwanda Agriculture Board

The Rwanda Agriculture Board has notified the Secretary that the following plant genetic resources for food and agriculture listed in Annex 1 of the International Treaty are included in the Multilateral System: -The collections held by the Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) in the various agriculture research centres of the Board throughout Rwanda. ( -The bean, Irish potatoes and rice collections held by the Higher Institute of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry (ISAE) located in Musanze, Rwanda. ( Information on the composition of the collections can be found at the National Information Sharing Mechanism for plant genetic resources for food and agriculture:

Date of notification: 26/03/2013
  • United Republic of Tanzania

The Plant Genetic Resources Centre (PGRC)

The Permanent Secretary of the Plant Genetic Resources Centre (PGRC) of Tanzania notified the Secretary of a list of PGRFA belonging to crops in theAnnex 1 of the International Treaty that are included in the Multilateral System of Access and Benefit-sharing of the Treaty. The material, detailed in the annex to the attached notification, includes accession sof sorghum, lablab beans, cucurbita maxima, yam, plectrathus andfinger millet. Additional information is stored in theSADC Plant Genetic Resources Centre.

Date of notification: 12/03/2013
  • India

Peermade Development Society

The Peermade Development society, Kerala, India, have informed the Secretary of seven accessions listed in Annex I which are included in the Multilateral System of the Treaty.

Updated number of accessions: 7
Date of notification: 07/02/2013
  • Kenya

Maseno University

A set of twelve varieties of finger millet and related wild species.

Updated number of accessions: 12
Date of notification: 28/11/2012
  • Egypt

National Gene Bank of Egypt

The Head of the National Gene Bank (NGB) of Egypt notified the Secretary of the International Treaty of 40 citrus accessions collected and characterized thanks to the support of a Benefit-sharing Project and that are included in the Multilateral System of the International Treaty. The names of the accessions are listed in the attached notification. Additional information will be made available on the website of the National Gene Bank.

Updated number of accessions: 40
Date of notification: 13/06/2012
  • Belgium

several institutions

La collection d'especes sauvages de Phaseoleae - Phaseolinae detenue par le Jardin botanique national de Belgique; les collections d'especes fourrageres (Beta, Brassica, Lolium, Trifolium) detenues par I'ILVO (Instituut voor Landbouw- en Visserijonderzoek - Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research),  les collections d'especes agricoles et horticoles detenues par le Centre Wallon de Recherches Agronomiques (CRA-W), la collection d'espece de Malus sylvestris detenue par l'INBO (Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek - Research Institute for Nature and Forest).

Date of notification: 11/06/2012
Website: Site web
  • Costa Rica

Universidad de Costa Rica

La Universidad de Costa Rica, a través del Centro de Investigaciones Agronómicas, ha notificado al Secretario de la inclusión en el Sistema Multilateral de recursos fitogeneticos para la alimentación y la agricultura enumerados en el anexo 1 y mantenidos en el banco de germoplasma del Laboratorio Biología de Plantas del Centro de Investigaciones Agronómicas. Esta colección se encuentra disponible in vitro.

Date of notification: 03/05/2012
Website: Sitio Web
  • Jordan

National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension of Jordan

The National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension (NCARE) of Jordan has notified the Secretary of 1885 accessions of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture listed in Annex 1 of the Treaty included in the Multilateral System. The material is located in Baga, Amman. Detailed data on the composition of the collection and user procedures to order samples are readily available through the website Duplicate samples from all accessions available at NCARE were also deposited, and they are available at, the International Center of ICARDA in Aleppo, Syria.

Updated number of accessions: 1885
Date of notification: 19/03/2012
Website: NCARE
  • Senegal

Institut sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles

l'Institut sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles (ISRA) a informé le Secretaire du Traité que le l'inclussion dans le Système multilatéral des collections détenues par ISRA à Dakar et la collection de Mil à chandelle (Pennisetum), de mais (Zea) et de sorgho (Sorghum) contenant 49 èchantillons.

Updated number of accessions: 49
Date of notification: 28/02/2012
  • Morocco

Institut National se la Recherche Agronomique du Maroc (INRA)

INRA-Morocco notified the Secretary about the inclusion of the collections held by the its genebankintheSettat Regional Research Center and a Triticum spp. collection held by the INRA-Settat consisting of 195 durum wheat and 156 bread wheat accessions.

Date of notification: 23/02/2012
  • Armenia



Updated number of accessions: 1 640
Date of notification: 06/11/2011
  • Italy

Istituto di Genetica Vegetale

The Italian Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche notified the Secretary that the Triticum and Hordeum collection held by Istituto di Genetica Vegetale the located in Via Amendola, 165/a 70126 Bari -Italy and consisting of 27.743 Triticum and 2.102 Hordeum have been included in the Multilateral System. The information on the collections will be displyed at the web site eco.igv.cnr.itlphpmyadmin by the end of 2011.

Updated number of accessions: 29845
Date of notification: 27/07/2011
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