Dissemination of technology (technology transfer)

In the context of non-monetary benefit-sharing a lot of emphasis is put by Contracting Parties on the importance of private-public partnerships and pre-breeding and the availability of such pre-developed material under the Multilateral System of the International Treaty. Pre-breeding work and making such improved breeding material available for the breeding community is part of collaborative efforts related to technology transfer and capacity building. Private companies in many countries actively participate in such projects by contributing their expertise, facilities and also in many cases part of the budget of the project.


In the past 25 years, various fodder grasses have been successfully evaluated in co-operation with the gene banks (perennial ryegrass, meadow fescue, smooth meadow grass etc.).

These research approaches have been devised as public-private-partnerships in which a set of grass genotypes is sent to be evaluated to several partners (plant breeders and research institutions). The results of the evaluation have been included in the descriptive database. 


Contact person for more information: gfpi@bdp-online.de