International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

The Multilateral System

The Multilateral System of the International Treaty offers the largest global exchange mechanism for plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.

Sharing crops sustainably, fairly and equitably through the Multilateral System means conserving crop diversity for all of us, now and in the future.

► OVERVIEW

» What is the Multilateral System?

» Benefits of the Multilateral System

» Annex I: List of crops covered under the Multilateral System

» Basic Features of the SMTA

» The Third-Party Beneficiary

» Reviews of the MLS

► SUBSIDIARY BODIES

» Working Group on MLS Enhancement

» Advisory Committee on the SMTA and the MLS

» Third Party Beneficiary Committee

► HELP-DESK FOR USERS

» The Standard Material Transfer Agreement

» Compile your SMTA and Report

» Notifying material available in the MLS

» Search Material in the MLS

» FAQs

» Ask for support

► KEY DATA, FIGURES AND REPORTS

» Report on the implementation of the MLS and on the Availability of Material in the Multilateral System

» SDG Indicator 15.6

» Data Store statistics

► PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATIONS

» Article 15 Agreements – CGIAR and others

» The CGRFA

» The Svalbard Global Seed Vault

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