Stakeholders will benefit from continued access to plant genetic resources and associated information, and will be empowered by the enabling technologies associated with DivSeek to enhance economic, social, health or environmental outcomes.
The DivSeek International Network aims to catalyze interactions between researchers across disciplines, communities and industries at all levels so that they may:
- benefit from access to plant genetic resources and associated digital information
- be empowered by the enabling technologies
- add value to processing and supply-chains, and for end-users of plant-derived products.
- meet obligations arising from the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing, including for LMICs and first-nation peoples.
Beyond commodity food farming systems, DivSeek stakeholders include the extensive added-value processing and supply-chain, end- users and consumers of food/feed, fibre, medicines, and other plant-derived products. Awareness of the role of plant biodiversity in the quality of renewable raw materials is increasing, with additional potential for advanced engineering and construction materials.