• 31st May 2018
  • by secretary
Agrinatura News

Advanced International Training Programme


The programme focuses on training and supporting to strengthen, adapt and maintain capacity in participating organisations to define and achieve short- as well as long-term goals. The participants will use the latest developments in their areas of work, supervised by skilled colleagues and experts; they will develop a network of colleagues from other countries among themselves and be able to uniquely network with diverse stakeholders of genetic resources, including users, researchers, policy makers and international institutions working on genetic resources and intellectual property.

Further details here at SIANI website


  • Intellectual property (IP) in the field of genetic resources in agriculture and other sectors
  1. IP:s importance in trade and innovation
  2. IP rights: patents, plant breeders rights, trademarks, geographical indications, copyright, trade secrets etc.
  3. Traditional knowledge: regional and national experiences
  • International IP framework: TRIPS, UPOV and WIPO
  1.  National implementation, options and flexibilities
  • Access and benefit-sharing (ABS):
  1. Convention on Biological Diversity, including the Nagoya Protocol and Cartagena Protocol Mutually agreed terms, prior informed consent, compliance, traditional knowledge
  2. International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture Standard Material Transfer Agreement, farmers’ rights, Multilateral System of ABS, Global Information System on Plant Genetic Resources
  3. WHO Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Framework
  4.  National implementation, options and flexibilities
  • Seed systems: formal and informal
  • Institutional development and good governance
  • Agricultural innovation, commercialisation and rural development
  • Access and dissemination of knowledge
  • Building awareness of Intellectual Property


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