Info Service on Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge (Jun15/01)
Dear friends and colleagues,
The Ad Hoc Open-Ended Working Group to Enhance the Functioning of the Multilateral System of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) met for the third time on 2-5 June in Brasilia, Brazil. It has recommended that the Treaty’s Governing Body adopt a new approach to benefit sharing payments called a "subscription system". This Working Group was established in light of the lack of benefit sharing expected when the ITPGRFA entered into force.
We are pleased to share with you the report of the Brasilia meeting.
With best wishes,