Article 6 of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (the Treaty) relates to the sustainable use of plant genetic resources. Parties to the Treaty commit to develop and maintain appropriate policy and legal measures that promote the sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture. Sub-article 6.2 (a)-(g). includes a non exhaustive list of possible measures for the sustainable use of plant genetic resources.
Prior to the meetings of the Governing Body of the Treaty, the Secretary of the Governing Body requested countries and international organizations to report on activities related to sustainable use, so they could assess progress in implementing Article 6. The CGIAR Centres, through SGRP, have articulated their submissions around two elements:
You will find the actual documents submitted to the Governing Body attached here below: