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Documents on sustainable use
for the Third Session of the Governing Body
Secretariat provided the Governing Body with substantial input for its
consideration at its Third Session.
The Secretariat presented a
document on the implementation of Article 6, including guidance as to
potential further steps for the Governing Body. It also prepared an
document on the submissions made by Contracting Parties and relevant
organizations until August 2008, and an
on submissions made after this date and until shortly before the Third Session.
Altogether 9 countries and 2 organizations had submitted their input during the
inter-sessional period. However, the Secretariat used the input for the Second
Session (14 countries) and to the State of the World of Plant Genetic Resources
for Food and Agriculture (over 100 country reports), as well as information
from other sources as basis for its working document.
document concludes that implementation of Article 6 is underway in most
countries, but that there is no integrated and coordinated approach to this.
Due to the extensive information of often qualitative nature, it is difficult
to assess progress, the report concludes, and it suggests four measures to
enable more confident progress assessment, including regular submissions from
Contracting Parties based on a questionnaire, and different forms of
information searches. In addition, the working document suggests that a toolbox
be developed to assist countries in their implementation of Article
Pages in this sub-section:
FARMERS' RIGHTS IN ITPGRFA
New resolution on Farmers' Rights
under the International Treaty
Little progress on
sustainable use at the Third Session of the Plant Treaty
of Article 6 at earlier sessions of the Governing Body
sustainable use for the Third Session of the Governing Body