|Last updated: 18/06/2013|
The Benefit-sharing Fund was created to dramatically increase resources to invest in crop diversity leading to increased food security for all. The Treaty takes this work very seriously and is committed to the highest standards of practice regarding resource mobilisation. Its project investment values are simple:
•Transparency – The Treaty has established rigorous systems to ensure the highest level of transparency in governance, mobilising resources for the Fund, and awarding grants.
•Accountability – The Treaty is seeking the advice and input of acknowledged experts in selecting and monitoring grants. It is making extensive project information available on its website and investing in communications to raise awareness of the importance of PGRFA.
•Food Security– The Treaty, through its Benefit-sharing Fund, seeks to support adaptation to climate change, food security and on-farm conservation of crop diversity. It directly contributes to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals 1 and 7 of ending poverty and hunger and ensuring environmental sustainability.
•Impact – The Treaty values projects that will deliver practical measurable results for people and communities, especially in the developing world.