Harnessing the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture in Enhancing World Food Security: A Critical Analysis
AbstractThere is renewed international effort to address challenges associated with
sustainable agriculture and food security. The key international framework is
the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for food and
Agriculture. Through it, is established a Multilateral System (MS) of
facilitated access to key plant genetic resources that are vital for human food
and nutrition, as well as sustainable agriculture. If properly implemented
and utilized, the system offers attractive prospects for dealing with those
challenges. This paper attempts to provide an understanding of the
Multilateral System of facilitated access to plant genetic resources for food
and agriculture especially in addressing food security and sustainable
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