Learning module on the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
(External link to Bioversity’s website)
The aim of this learning module is to develop knowledge and skills to implement the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and to use The Treaty’s standard material transfer agreement (SMTA).
The module, availabel in English, French and Spanish, contains practical exercises to reinforce an understanding of the impact and working of International Treaty law in the types of situations that professionals in plant genetic resources can expect to face. It also includes background lecture notes, PowerPoint presentations, references to relevant laws and policies with links to the documents and a bibliography for further reading.
While designed for a 2-day workshop, the materials can also be used separately to support classroom teaching.
This module updates and replaces the session on the International Treaty in the 2005 training module on Law and Policy of Relevance to the Management of Plant Genetic Resources
The learning module is also available on CD. If you wish a copy for personal use or for use in education or training workshops, please contact Ewa Hermanowicz (email@example.com).
You can find some videos and a slideshow about the ITPGRFA here.