Does research on major crops fall under Nagoya Protocol jurisdiction?

I don’t understand how the International Treaty and the Nagoya Protocol differ and overlap. Does research on major crops fall under Nagoya Protocol jurisdiction? I work on barley pathogen resistance research and want to understand how to properly use my university’s collections from places like Morocco and Tibet.

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  1. editor

    Hi! If you are doing research on a plant like barley that is one of the 64 included in the International Treaty, as long as the work is for agriculture and food, you are covered by the Treaty and not the Nagoya Protocol. However, if say, you were studying barley varieties to find proteins useful for making beauty products, that would fall under the Nagoya Protocol. It sounds like you are covered under the International Treaty.

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