Monday, August 02, 2010


CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Benefit-Sharing Fund

The Call for Proposals 2010 under the Benefit-sharing Fund of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, which will invest more than USD 10 million in projects globally, is now opened for its biennial cycle 2010-2011. Any governmental or non-governmental organization, including genebanks and research institutions, farmers and farmers' organizations and regional and international organizations, based in countries that are Contracting Parties eligible for funding, may apply for grants.

The thematic focus is helping ensure sustainable food security by assisting farmers to adapt to climate change through a targeted set of high impact activities on the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture. This focus is achieved within the agreed priorities of the Benefit-sharing Fund, namely i) information exchange, technology transfer and capacity-building; ii) managing and conserving plant genetic resources on-farm; and iii) the sustainable use of plant genetic resources.

More information.

Deadline: September 8, 2010

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