FAO International Undertaking on Plant Genetic Resources, Rome, 1983

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A treaty that:

  • recognises the enormous contribution of farmers to the diversity of crops that feed the world
  • establishes a global system to provide farmers, plant breeders and scientists with access to plant genetic materials
  • aims to ensure that recipients share the benefits they derive from the use of these genetic materials with the countries where they have originated.


FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture