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New Online Learning Tool – International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

December 17, 2010

Bioversity International has recently published the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and its Standard Material Transfer Agreement (SMTA). It is an online learning module that aims to "explain the Treaty in the context of other international agreements and how to use its SMTA to exchange crop diversity."

In addition, the module provide tips in the conduct of various activities associated with plant genetic resources including the understanding of legislation related to access of genetic resources, intellectual property rights relevant to research on plant genetic resources, and various materials to further enhance the capacity of scientists working on plant genetic resources research and conservation.

Materials are available in English, French and Spanish. More information can be obtained at http://www.bioversityinternational.org/