Union Agriculture Minister attends the Eighth Session of Governing Body of Seed Treaty
The eight-session of the Governing Body of International Treaty of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) is being held in Rome, Italy from 11-16 November 2019. ITPGRFA was adopted by the Thirty-First Session of the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on 3 November 2001. ITPGRFA also known as Seed Treaty, is a comprehensive international agreement for ensuring food security through the conservation, exchange and sustainable use of the world’s plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA), as well as the fair and equitable benefit sharing arising from its use. It also recognizes farmers’ rights, subject to national laws.
Topics: Biodiversity • Food and Agriculture Organization • Food security • Genetic resources • Genetics • In Italy • International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture • Law by country • Plant genetic resources • Politics by country • Seeds • Sustainable agriculture