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Completed Programmes

Adaptation, Access and Benefit Sharing: Effects on Management of Plant Genetic Resources in India and Nepal

SAWTEE, in co-operation with Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI), Norway, worked on a project titled “International Objectives for Adaptation, Access, and Benefit Sharing: Effects on the Management of Plant Genetic Resources in India and Nepal.” The project analysed the implementation of access and benefit sharing (ABS) under three international agreements relevant to the sustainable management of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA) in India and Nepal: the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) with the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (NP); the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC); and the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA). The project also provided lessons of relevance to other least-developed and developing countries based on Nepalese and Indian experiences.