Through Resolution 1/2015, the Sixth Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) extended the mandate of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group to Enhance the Functioning of the Multilateral System of Access and Benefit-sharing of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (OEWG-EFMLS-6) for the 2016-2017 biennium. Among other objectives, the Working Group is tasked with elaborating a revised Standard Material Transfer Agreement (SMTA) and the development of a subscription system. The Sixth meeting of the Working Group, or OWG-EFMLS-6, will be held in Rome, Italy. Regional consultations will take place on 13 March, followed by OWG-EFMLS-6.
dates: 13-17 March 2017
location: Rome, Lazio, Italy