I would like to inform you that the results of the stakeholder consultation on the development of a toolbox for sustainable use of PGRFA are now available in the document published in the International Treaty webpage at the following link : http://www.planttreaty.org/sites/default/files/gb6i03e.pdf.
The consultation was conducted from April to June 2015 to gather information on stakeholder needs regarding the Toolbox in which all FAO sub-regions were represented across 109 countries and the European Union, of which 90 are Contracting Parties to the Treaty.
Results of the consultation highlight the broad range of stakeholders involved in aspects of PGRFA sustainable use and have enabled a better understanding of their specific roles and interests which need to be catered for in the Toolbox.
On behalf of the Secretariat of the Treaty I would like to thank all of those who had contributed to make it real.
Thank you for your continued support to the work of the Treaty.
On behalf of the Secretary of the ITPGRFA, Dr. Shakeel Bhatti
Mario Marino, PhD
FAO – Technical Officer
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