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It will also classify and document plant genetic resources for food and agriculture in the UAE so as to achieve sustainable use towards food security.
95 Hardcover Intellectual property, theory, culture K3876 Lightbourne (an in-house legal counsel with the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France) argues that the United Nations' Food and Agricultural Organization's International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture can serve as a bridge between two conflicting stances regarding access, benefit-sharing, agricultural negotiations, and intellectual property rights in agriculture.
FAO's Jacques Diouf Calls for Political Will to Continue Moving Ahead WASHINGTON and MADRID, Spain, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Ministers of Agriculture responsible for implementing the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture have unanimously approved a Ministerial Declaration in which the Treaty's contracting parties pledge to fully implement it at the national level via specific rules and programs.
The FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture will discuss the draft plan at its six-day meeting in Tehran starting Saturday, but negotiations on the proposed royalties system are expected to face tough opposition from some industrialized countries, including the U.
The issues of access to germplasm and benefit sharing from germplasm exchanges continue to be the subject of a long-term negotiation of the International Undertaking on Plant Genetic Resources that is under the auspices of the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.
The main objectives of the international treaty are the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of their use, in harmony with the Convention on Biological Diversity, for sustainable agriculture and food security.
On June 29, the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture went into effect to protect crop biodiversity.
The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture has entered into force, 55 countries having now ratified it.