FAO International Treaty

As of 31 October, 2013, the Treaty has been signed by 131 States. The FAO International Treaty imposes extensive obligations for the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture on the contracting parties. The most important supplement to the FAO-Treaty is the Standard Material Transfer Agreement, adopted in Madrid in 2006, making provisions for the distribution of financial benefits accruing from the marketing of plant genetic resources.

FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (2004). Online Version

Standard Material Transfer Agreement (2006). Online Version

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