Planning workshop -a good start is half the work done

From February 6-10, 2012, a planning workshop took place at Bioversity Headquarters in Rome for the project “Strengthening national capacities to implement the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA).” About 40 researchers came together from 8 project countries (Bhutan, Nepal, Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Uganda, Costa Rica and Guatemala); the Treaty Secretariat; FAO; CGIAR; Universities of Reading (UK), Leuven (Belgium) Chicago at Illinois (USA) and Malaya (Malaysia); and Bioversity International. The project supports identification of options for implementing the multilateral system of sharing access to and benefits from plant genetic resources for food and agriculture created by the ITPGRFA. The group will carry out research on policy actors and networks, germplasm flows and interdependence, technology transfer, and farmers’ involvement. As one of the participants concluded; “Learning from the different experiences of other countries gives us confidence to move ahead with the implementation in our own country.”We will post the workshop report in a few weeks.

Photo credit: Shawn Landersz, Bioversity International

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