International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

 

Overview
The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture was adopted by the Thirty-First Session of the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on 3 November 2001. The Treaty aims at:

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

Location
Rome, Italy (Head office)

Contact
Email: pgrfa-treaty@fao.org
Website: www.planttreaty.org