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Policy Archives - The Global Plant Council

Will the Nagoya protocol change the how we deal with digital sequence information in plant research? Research and Law perspectives

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Plant scientists rely on open access to information (DNA and RNA sequences data, for example) to do their daily work. Things might change for them in the future because of the obligations to respect access and benefit-sharing (ABS) rights under the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture) and maybe the Nagoya Protocols on Access and Benefit Sharing. Therefore, plant scientist needs to have a voice in the policies and practices that are developed internationally.

This panel will bring together law experts and plant researchers to discuss how their countries and institutions are adapting to these policies.

This webinar is part of the RAFV2021 FREE OF CHARGE conference.

To register: https://rafv2020.wixsite.com/santa-fe

Link to the whole program: https://rafv2020.wixsite.com/santa-fe/program

DivSeek International Network Launches New Strategy to Improve Generation and Sharing of Information about Global Plant Genetic Resources

By | Blog, Policy, Science communication

A new strategy to improve global access to information about plant genetic resources and the benefits they offer has been issued by DivSeek International Network (DivSeek), a global network committed to unlocking the potential of crop biodiversity so that it can be used to enhance the productivity, sustainability and resilience of crops and agricultural systems.

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Plant scientists need to urgently reconcile their open access needs with the benefit-sharing rights associated with plant material

By | Blog, Policy, Research, Science communication

Many plant scientists rely on open access to information such as DNA sequence data to do their work. They are probably also aware of obligations to respect access and benefit sharing (ABS) rights under the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (The Treaty) and maybe the Nagoya Protocols on Access and Benefit Sharing. These arrangements have long been understood to cover the actual biological material (the plant) but international moves to extend these agreements to include associated data such as digital DNA sequence information (DSI) may impact more directly on the activities of plant scientists (Marden, 2018).

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Plant Science Research Network Releases Decadal Vision 2020-2030

By | Blog, Plant Science, Policy

Without sustained investment in plant science, the necessary research to generate innovative discoveries that solve these urgent problems is at risk. Recently, PSRN released its Plant Science Decadal Vision 2020-2030: Reimagining the Potential of Plants for a Healthy and Sustainable Future, a report that outlines bold, innovative solutions to guide investments and research in plant science over the next 10 years.

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Workshop on Development of National Gene Banks Proposes Modern Innovative Methods of Increasing Biodiversity in OIC Member States

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A virtual Workshop on the Development of National Gene Banks in the member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was conducted online. The 160 participants examined issues of the development, conservation and exchange of plant and animal genetic resources for food and agriculture intending to promote strong and resilient food systems.

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Plant Health: prioritising the fight against 20 plant pests on the EU

By | News, Plant Health, Policy

The EU has published a list of 20 regulated quarantine pests qualifying as priority pests, including Xylella fastidiosa, the Japanesebeetle, the Asian long-horned beetle, Citrus greening and Citrus Black Spot, whose economic, environmental and social impact on EU’s territory is the most severe. Member States will have to launch information campaigns to the public, do annual surveys, prepare contingency plans, simulation exercises, and action plans for the eradication of these pests.

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