The Global Crop Diversity Trust was established in October 2004 as an independent international organization under international law. This status was conferred on it through the signing of an Establishment Agreement by seven states from five of the regions referred to in the basic texts of FAO.
The policy framework for the Trust is provided by the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.
Fund Disbursement Strategy
The Trust has developed two documents to explain how the organization is putting into practice the principles and strategies of the Global Plan of Action and the International Treaty and the Fund Disbursement Strategy. Please download the documents below.
For a detailed outline of the role of the Trust, please download the paper "The Role of the Global Crop Diversity Trust in Helping Ensure the Long-Term Conservation and Availability of PGRFA''.