The tenth session of the governing body of the the “International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture” is taking place from the 20th-24th of November 2023. The event is open to all contracting partners and to observers.
The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture was adopted by the Thirty-First Session of the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on 3 November 2001. It aims at:
- recognizing the enormous contribution of farmers to the diversity of crops that feed the world;
- establishing a global system to provide farmers, plant breeders and scientists with access to plant genetic materials;
- ensuring that recipients share benefits they derive from the use of these genetic materials.
BlueRemediomics partner University of Aberdeen is co-organising one of the side events planned for Wednesday the 22nd of November at 13:15 pm on “Building a harmonized system to increase fair and equitable benefit sharing from the use of Digital Sequence Information”. BlueRemediomics will be sponsoring the catering for this side event.
As part of the side event, the University of Aberdeen will present on the legal paths and practical possibilities when it comes to equitable benefit sharing of Digital Sequence Information (DSI), providing background on the rules under consideration such as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the BBNJ Treaty (marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction).
Other co-organisers for the side event include: DSI Scientific Network, CGIAR Genbank platform, Leibniz Institute IPK and Leibniz Institute DSMZ
Find more information on the side events in the link below!