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

It is an international non-governmental organisation which promotes the sustainable management and use of agricultural biodiversity based on people's control over genetic resources and local knowledge.
Greenpeace International
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Innovations et réseaux pour le développement (IRED)
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Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP)
Its mission is to create environmentally and economically sustainable rural communities and regions through sound agriculture and trade policy.
Commission on Environmental Economic and Social Policy (IUCN-CEESP)
CEESP, the IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy, is an inter-disciplinary network of professionals whose mission is to act as a source of advice on the environmental, economic, social and cultural factors that affect natural resources and biological...
Centre for the Application of Molecular Biology to International Agriculture (CAMBIA)
CAMBIA is an independent, international non-profit institute. For more than a decade, CAMBIA has been creating new technologies, tools and paradigms to foster collaboration and life-sciences enabled innovation. These tools are designed to enable disadvantaged communities and developing countries to...
Action Aid International
ActionAid is an international anti-poverty agency whose aim is to fight poverty worldwide. Formed in 1972, for over 30 years we have been growing and expanding to where we are today - helping over 13 million of the world's poorest...
Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration (ETC Group)
It is an international organization dedicated to "the conservation and sustainable advancement of cultural and ecological diversity and human rights".
American Seed Trade Association (ASTA)
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Associated Country Women of the World
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Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
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Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL)
The mission of the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) is to promote sustainable societies and the protection of ecosystems by advancing the understanding, development and implementation of international sustainable development law.
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