Article is tagged with genetic resource for food and agriculture
1.1 1.1 The objectives of this Treaty are the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of their use, in harmony with the Convention on Biological Diversity, for sustainable agriculture and food security.
Use of Terms
"Plant genetic resources for food and agriculture" means any genetic material of plant origin of actual or potential value for food and agriculture.
Noting that the Global Plan of Action for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is an internationally agreed framework for such activities;
Acknowledging further that plant genetic resources for food and agriculture are the raw material indispensable for crop genetic improvement, whether by means of farmers’ selection, classical plant breeding or modern biotechnologies, and are essential in adapting to unpredictable environmental changes and future human needs;
14. Recognizing the special nature of agricultural biodiversity, its distinctive features and problems needing distinctive solutions,
(c) (c) Consider the importance of genetic resources for food and agriculture and their special role for food security.
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
(b) (b) Establish and maintain facilities for ex-situ conservation of and research on plants, animals and micro- organisms, preferably in the country of origin of genetic resources;
The Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets
Target 13: By 2020, the genetic diversity of cultivated plants and farmed and domesticated animals and of wild relatives, including other socio-economically as well as culturally valuable species, is maintained, and strategies have been developed and implemented for minimizing genetic erosion and safeguarding their genetic diversity.
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