Report on ITPGRFA training workshop in Japan

Report on the ITPGRFA training workshop, Tsukuba, Japan

Report on the ITPGRFA training workshop, Tsukuba, Japan

The report on the training workshop to enhance capacities to understand and implement the ITPGRFA, held in Tsukuba, Japan, 23-25 October, 2013, is now available from Bioversity International. Enhancing capacities to understand and implement the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture: Report of an International Training Workshop, Tsukuba International Convention Center, Japan, 23–25 October 2013 documents the training organized by Bioversity International, NIAS and JATAFF, for 15 Asian ITPGRFA national focal points. Topics covered include the rationale and meaning of the core provisions of the ITPGRFA including the use of its Standard Material Transfer Agreement (SMTA); options for national implementation of the multilateral system of access and benefit-sharing; options for national protection of Farmers’ Rights; and mechanisms for raising awareness and building capacity. Read an earlier post by Duncan Vaughan, NIAS, Japan about the workshop.

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