Topic outline

  • Unit 1 - Introduction

    intro unit 1

    At the end of this unit, you will be able to:

    1. Explain the global challenges of crop diversity loss, food security and climate change
    2. Describe how these three challenges are interlinked
    3. Recall the origins and objectives of the Plant Treaty

    It will take you 15 minutes approximately to complete the unit, excluding additional training and reading materials. 

    Book: 1
  • Unit 2 - Conservation and Sustainable Use of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

    Intro unit 2

    At the end of this unit, you will be able to: 

    1. Illustrate the strong linkage between conservation and sustainable use of crop diversity
    2. Distinguish in situ conservation and ex situ conservation
    3. Describe the concept of sustainable use of crop diversity

    It will take you 15 minutes approximately to complete the unit, excluding additional training materials and the video.

    Book: 1
  • Unit 3 - Farmers´ Rights

    intro unit 3

    At the end of this unit, you will be able to: 

    1. Recall some measures to protect and promote Farmers´ Rights
    2. Describe the Joint Capacity Building Programme of Farmer´s Rights

    It will take you 15 minute approximately to complete the unit, excluding additional materials

    Book: 1
  • Unit 4 - The Multilateral System of Access and Benefit Sharing

    intro unit 4

    At the end of this unit, you will be able to:

    1. Describe the Multilateral System of Access and Benefit Sharing of the Multilateral Treaty. 
    2. Explain what facilitated access means and how it is achieved through the Standard Material Transfer Agreement
    3. Recall that Multilateral System is limited to the genetic material of 64 food crops and forages
    4. Identify the conditions to access the genetic material
    5. List some options of benefit-sharing

    It will take you 15 minutes to complete the unit, excluding additional materials. 

    Book: 1
  • Unit 5 - The Benefit-sharing Fund

    intro unit 5

    At the end of this unit, you will be able to: 

    1. Describe the Benefit-sharing Fund and its main objective
    2. Explain the provenance of the funds
    3. Give examples of projects funded under the Benefit-sharing Fund

    It will take you 10 minutes to complete the unit, excluding additional materials. 

    Book: 1
  • Unit 6 - Institutional Arrangements

    intro unit 6

    At the end of this unit, you will be able to:

    1. Identify the different bodies and functions of the International Treaty
    2. Name cases of cooperation and partnership to support the implementation of the Treaty
    3. Describe how to become a Contracting Party

    It will take you 10 minutes to complete this unit, excluding additional materials.

    Book: 1