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Importance of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA)

This video, produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), discusses the importance of the ITPGRFA
(embedded from YouTube; 8.11 mins)

Interview with Shakeel Bhatti, Secretary of the Treatys Governing Body

This video, produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), shows an interview with Shakeel Bhatti, Secretary of the Treaty’s Governing Body, touching on plant genetic resources within the Treaty, how the Treaty helps, the Treaty’s benefit sharing fund, and more. (embedded from YouTube; 3.37 mins)

Technology Transfer Aspects of the Multilateral System of the ITPGRFA

This slideshow was presented by Shakeel Bhatti, Secretary of the Treaty’s Governing Body, in March 2009 at the FAO International Technical Conference on Agricultural Biotechnologies in Developing Countries.

The Genebanks

The 11 CGIAR genebanks currently conserve 730,000 of cereals and grain legumes, forage crops, tree species, root and tuber crops, bananas and crop wild relatives.

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