Session 2: Understanding and Using the Standard Material Transfer Agreement (SMTA)

In Session 2, we examine the steps that will need to be taken to implement the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and its multilateral system at the national level. We also introduce the standard material transfer agreement (SMTA), which is at the heart of the multilateral system. The session attempts to clarify some of the main provisions of the SMTA and to explain how to use it.