International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Cooperation and Partnerships

Convention on Biological Diversity

Since the adoption of the Nagoya Protocol, the Governing Body has called on Contracting Parties to ensure that any legislative, administrative or policy measures taken for the implementation of both the Treaty and the Convention on Biological Diversity or its Nagoya Protocol, are consistent and mutually supportive. The two secretariat has signed a memorandum of cooperation and organise joint workshops.

Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

The Commission was the forum where the Treaty was negotiated and ongoing collaboration brings policy coherence and complementarity of the two bodies in the area of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture. The two bodies adopted a Joint statement of cooperation and there is in place a very close relation between their bureaus and secretariats.

Resource mobilization

The members of the Treaty has acknowledged the positive outcomes of the strategy of cooperation with relevant international organizations to facilitate the implementation of the Funding Strategy, especially its Benefit-sharing Fund, and have acknowledged the importance and value of building partnerships with regards to resource mobilization, programming and effectiveness of the Fund’s operation. 

Policy coherence

The Governing Body has requested the Secretary to establish and maintain cooperation with other relevant international organization and treaties on matters covered by the Treaty and to continue participating in relevant meetings of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants, the World Health Organization, the World Intellectual Property Organization, the World Trade Organization, and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, among others. 

Type of Partnership

The Commonwealth Secretariat
It is an association of 53 independent states consulting and co-operating in the common interests of their peoples and in the promotion of international understanding and world peace. The Commonwealth’s 1.8 billion citizens, about 30 per cent of the world’s...
Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE)
It contributes to rural poverty reduction by promoting competitive and sustainable agriculture and natural resource management, through higher education, research and technical cooperation.
World Trade Organization (WTO)
It is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal...
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
The World Agroforestry Centre (known as the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry, ICRAF before 2002), is an international institute headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. The Centre undertakes research in agroforestry and it is one of 15 research centres which makes...
WorldFish Center
The WorldFish Center (originally International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management or ICLARM) is an international research center specializing in fisheries and related aquatic resources. Its mission is to reduce poverty and hunger by improving fisheries and aquaculture and improving...
International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
IWMI is one of 15 international research centers supported by the network of 60 governments, private foundations and international and regional organizations collectively known as the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). It is a non-profit organization with a...
International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
It is an autonomous, non-profit, agricultural research and training organization with offices in more than ten nations. The Institute’s main goal is to find sustainable ways to improve the well being of present and future generations of poor rice farmers...
International Potato Center (CIP)
The International Potato Center (known by its Spanish acronym, CIP) seeks to reduce poverty and achieve food security on a sustained basis in developing countries through scientific research and related activities on potato, sweetpotato, other root and tuber crops, and...
Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT)
CIMMYT is a non-profit research and training center with direct links to about 100 developing countries through offices in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. We participate in an extensive global network of people and organizations who share similar development goals,...
Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development
Official website of the Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development.
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
Established in 1977, the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is one of the 15 centers strategically located all over the world and supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). With its main...
International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
CIAT is a not-for-profit organization that conducts socially and environmentally progressive research aimed at reducing hunger and poverty and preserving natural resources in developing countries. CIAT is one of the 15 centers that make up the Consultative Group on International...
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