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

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is a nonprofit, non-political organization that does innovative agricultural research and capacity building for sustainable development with a wide array of partners across the globe. ICRISAT's mission is to help...
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
IFPRI's mission is to provide policy solutions that cut hunger and malnutrition. This mission flows from the CGIAR mission: "To achieve sustainable food security and reduce poverty in developing countries through scientific research and research-related activities in the fields of...
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
This network of scientists is dedicated to the development of technologies that reduce producer and consumer risk, increase local production, and generate wealth. It issupported primarily by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality science and capacity-building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development. ILRI works in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean, with offices...
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
CIFOR's Statutes define the mission of the Center as to contribute to the sustained well-being of people in developing countries, particularly in the tropics, through collaborative strategic and applied research and related activities in forest systems and forestry, and by...
Brazilian Portal on the ITPGRFA
The web portal facilitates access to collections of different species conserved by Embrapa that can be accessed and that are available for exchange with the Standard Material Transfer Agreement of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and...
Africa Rice Center (WARDA)
Africa Rice Center (WARDA) is the premier research Center for rice development in sub-Saharan Africa. It also serves as a hub for rice-related R&D networks in the region.
Bioversity International
Bioversity is the world's largest international research organization dedicated solely to the conservation and use of agricultural biodiversity. It is non-profit and independently operated.
Consumers International (IC)
Consumers International (CI) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) which represents consumer groups and agencies all over the world. It has a membership of over 220 organisations in 115 countries. Its goal is to promote a fairer society through defending the...
Friends World Committee on Consultation (FWCC)
FWCC is a Quaker organization that works to communicate between all parts of Quakerism. FWCC's world headquarters is based in London. It has Consultative NGO status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations Organisation. FWCC is responsible...
Friends of the Earth International (FIE)
The world's largest grassroots environmental network, uniting 70 national member groups and some 5,000 local activist groups on every continent. With over 2 million members and supporters around the world, we campaign on today's most urgent environmental and social issues....
GAIA Foundation
The Gaia Foundation is committed to cultural and biological diversity, and a living Earth democracy. Through a network of Associates, advisors and partner organisations, Gaia works at all levels; from the grassroots with peasant farmers and indigenous communities, through to...
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