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FARMERS' RIGHTS IN ITPGRFA:

The Benefit-Sharing Fund of the International Treaty

The Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture awards grants to organizations and projects that work towards maintaining and increasing the use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture, in accordance with the objectives of the Treaty.

So far, two rounds of calls and approvals have taken place. Altogether 30 projects have received funding.

Relevant links and documents:
  The benefit-sharing fund
   Approval of the first round of projects under the Benefit Sharing fund
   Approval of the second round of projects under the Benefit Sharing fund



Pages in this sub-section:
   FARMERS' RIGHTS IN ITPGRFA
   On the International Treaty
   Central provisions on Farmers' Rights
   Follow-up in the Governing Body of the Treaty
   The Benefit-Sharing Fund of the International Treaty
   New resolution on Farmers' Rights under the International Treaty
   Little progress on sustainable use at the Third Session of the Plant Treaty
   Global Consultations on Farmers' Rights
   The Fourth Session of the Governing Body
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 In this section:
  ABOUT FARMERS' RIGHTS
  Farmers' Rights in the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
  Why Farmers' Rights matter
  The contents of Farmers' Rights
  History of Farmers' Rights in the FAO
  Farmers' Rights in the literature
  Civil Society Organizations' approaches to Farmers' Rights

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Page last updated 11 June 2012