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 Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
It was established in Geneva in 1996 to contribute to a better understanding of development and environment concerns in the context of international trade. It facilitates interaction between policy-makers and those outside the system to help trade policy become more...
International Centre for Under-utilised Crops (ICUC)
It promotes the use of underutilised plant species. In so doing, it is concerned with developing agricultural landscapes and markets that work for smallholder farmers
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
CC (International Chamber of Commerce) is the voice of world business championing the global economy as a force for economic growth, job creation and prosperity. ICC activities cover a broad spectrum, from arbitration and dispute resolution to making the case...
International Coalition for Development Action (ICDA)
It is both a coalition of mainly development NGOs and networks and other civil society organizations in the North and South, as well as an advocacy NGO. ICDA was founded in 1976 as a result of NGO coordination focused on...
International Cooperative Alliance (ICA)
ICA is an independent, non-governmental association which unites, represents and serves co-operatives worldwide. Founded in 1895, ICA has 224 member organisations from 87 countries active in all sectors of the economy. Together these co-operatives represent more than 800 million individuals...
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
It is a Canadian Crown corporation that works in close collaboration with researchers from the developing world in their search for the means to build healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous societies.
International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP)
IFAP is the world farmers organisation representing over 600 million farm families grouped in 115 national organisations in 80 countries. It is a global network in which farmers from industrialised and developing countries exchange concerns and set common priorities. IFAP...
International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)
The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) is a grassroots and democratic organization that currently unites 750 member organizations in 108 countries. In order to achieve its mission and address the complexity of  the various components of the organic...
International Federation of Women in Legal Careers (IFWLC)
It is a non governmental organization (NGO) of Women Jurists, founded in Paris in 1928 with the aim of fighting for the eradication of all forms of discrimination against women and promoting their Human Rights. It has consultative status with...
InforMEA is a web portal and the first project established by "The MEA IKM Initiative". InforMEA harvests COPs and GBs decisions and resolutions, news, events, membership, national focal points, national reports and implementation plans from Secretariats of the treaties, conventions...
Farmers' Rights Website at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute
This website is about Farmers' Rights. Farmers' Rights are basically about enabling farmers to continue their work as stewards and innovators of agricultural biodiversity, and about recognizing and rewarding them for their contribution to the global pool of genetic resources....
This project’s goal is to provide the world’s crop genebanks with a powerful, flexible, easy-to-use global plant genetic resource information management system that will constitute the keystone for an efficient and effective global network of genebanks to permanently safeguard plant...
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