Traité international sur les ressources phytogénétiques pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture

Notes for the organizers of side events

  • The exact room number will be announced in due course.
  • Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the maximum capacity of all side event rooms will be regulated according to the size and configuration of each room.
  • All side-event rooms are equipped with a projector and a computer/laptop, sound system, and mics.
  • Please prepare and bring name plates for your event’s speakers, as necessary.
  • Catering arrangement:
    Due to some constraints at the conference venue, food cannot be served for side events outside the event rooms, while coffee/tea and pastries will be offered in the corridors to all participants of the Ninth Session. Therefore, no catering service will be arranged for side events, while lunch will be offered to all Session participants at the designated restaurants at 12:30 – 15:30.

  • Please ensure that all your panellists are registered and inserted in a list of participants to the Ninth Session of the Governing Body, even if they will participate only in the side event. For registration as Side Event panellist, please write to the Secretariat at [email protected] with “Side Event Panellist” indicated in the subject of the message.

Note: The schedule of side events may change to accomodate the needs of the Session. For the updated information, please check the monitors at the meeting site or visit the Treaty Website: For more information, please contact the Secretariat at: [email protected]

Last update: 22 August 2022

Saturday, 17 September: BSF exhibit launch (9:30-10:00) + Special Event (10:00-13:00)


Meeting Room

Monday, 19 Sept

Tuesday, 20 Sept

Wednesday, 21 Sept

Thursday, 22 Sept

Lunch time (13:15-14:30)

Plenary Hall

International Year of Millets - 2023
Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare of India, ICRISAT and the Secretariat of International Treaty

Comeeting 13

Safeguarding Crop Diversity in an Unpredictable World: Responding Together to New Challenges
Global Crop Diversity Trust and the Secretariat of International Treaty

Svalbard Global Seed Vault – an Arctic backup facility for the PGR’s of the world
NordGen (partnering with Norway and Global Crop Diversity Trust)

Achievement in Farmers variety registration in support of Treaty Implementation in Nepal
LI-BIRD, Oxfam Novib and Alliance Bioversity - CIAT

Innovations in Field Genebanking of Agroforestry Tree species

Comeeting 5

Mountain agrobiodiversity : Contribution to the sustainable development of mountain areas - Celebration of the 2022 International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development
Mountain Partnership: Switzerland, Bhutan (tbc) Argentina (tbc)

CGIAR operations under the Plant Treaty Framework
CGIAR Genebank Initiative

Genebanking. Access and benefit sharing of genetic resources – the Nordic way
NordGen (partnering with the five Nordic countries)

Access and Benefit Sharing and Digital Sequence Information: Unravelling the Knot
Christine Frison & Elsa Tsioumani

Comeeting 4

Policies and practices for the realisation of Farmers’ Rights
The Development Fund, Searice, Apbrebes, LI-BIRD, ASOCUCH, CEPA

An enduring relationship between farmers and the seed sector
ISF (International Seed Federation), APSA (Asia Pacific Seed Association), FSII (Federation of Seed Industry of India)

Building Grassroots Farmer Seed Systems for Climate Resiliency Across the Philippines
Global Seed Savers

Evening (18:15-19:30)

Comeeting 13

Co-existence of Plant Variety Rights of the Farmers and Plant Breeders’ Rights
Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare of India

Conservation, utilization and value addition of crop diversity existing in tribal areas for food, nutrition and livelihood security
VAAGDHARA, Vikas Vivek Foundation, Mangarh Agro Producer Company Ltd and National Coalition on Natural Farming

Comeeting 5

Community Seed Banks, Agrobiodiversity and Farmers' Rights: Opportunites to Improve Food and Nutrition Security
Fridtjof Nansen Institute, University of Cape Town, Mekelle University, Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT (Nepal), German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agricultue, Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Implementing Farmers' Rights through "Open Source Seeds"
Global Coalition of Open Source Seed Initiatives

Comeeting 4

Towards a more inclusive seed system based on participatory plant breeding to implement Farmers' Rights: A Zambian perspective
Community Technology Development Trust Zambia, Oxfam

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