Promoting the use of plant resources in research and development
BGCI - Botanic Gardens Conservation International
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DESCRIPTION: The use of plant resources in research and development is subject to control by two ABS legal instruments. This project will develop a methodology to examine how these instruments operate at national level, how bottlenecks can be identified and overcome, and will make recommendations for simplified procedures for ABS implementation.
PURPOSE: Researchers and policy makers will have access to guidance and tools to facilitate the use of plant genetic resources for research and development, working through benefit-sharing agreements.