Article 3 – Scope

This Treaty relates to plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.

The scope of the Treaty is all PGRFA, as defined in Article 2. The Multilateral System of access and benefit-sharing established by the Treaty covers only those crops listed in Annex I that are under the management and control of the Contracting Parties, and in the public domain. But the Treaty as a whole, including the substantive articles on conservation and sustainable use, international cooperation, the GPA, networks, the Global Information System, and the funding strategy, covers all PGRFA, and not just the crops listed in Annex 1.

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