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The U.S. has signed the International Treaty for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR). Upon signing the treaty, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Tony Hall said that the U.S. government had "seen the wisdom of the Treaty" and reconsidered...
This article examines the scope of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and outlines suggestions for broadening its capacity. Overall, the treaty aims to facilitate access to the plant genetic resources of 35 food crops and 29 forages through a multilateral system,...
The U.S. has signed the International Treaty for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR). Upon signing the treaty, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Tony Hall said that the U.S. government had "seen the wisdom of the Treaty" and reconsidered...
The government of Peru has ratified the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. In announcing the decision, Peruvian ambassador Jose Pablo Moran Val emphasized the significance of the Treaty to his country, stating, "It is fundamental to protect Peru's indigenous...
Representatives from more than 100 signatory countries are meeting this week in Madrid, Spain, for the first meeting of the governing body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (IT PGRFA), which came into force in 2004. This opinion piece, by the director general...
This month marks the fifth anniversary of Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety's entering into force. The protocol was adopted in Montreal, Canada, on January 29, 2000 after more than five years of negotiations, and it entered into force September 11, 2003. To date, the press release says that 147...
Kristen Dawkins, vice president of international programs at the U.S.-based Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), says that the Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO's) International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture could promote "farmers' rights to save seeds"...
The Food and Agriculture's (FAO's) legally binding treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture entered into force on June 29. The press release says that this is the first time that a binding treaty has recognized the contribution that local and indigenous communities and farmers...
The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety will become international law on September 11, 2003. Fifty instruments of ratification, accession, approval, or acceptance were needed to initiate a 90-day countdown to the Protocol's entry into force. That countdown began on June 13, 2003, when the government...
Representatives at last week's First Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources (ITPGR) for Food and Agriculture reached agreement on several issues, including the text for a standard Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) under the treaty. Under the new text, people...