Promoting the application of the Nagoya Protocol on ABS in Argentina

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From November 21, 2016 to May 21, 2021

Project ID: 5339

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Technical team

  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Ecosystem management and restoration


  • Access and benefit sharing


  • Forests


  • Productive landscapes/Seascapes
  • Temperate forests

Transformed sector(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Aquaculture
  • Tourism

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Innovative approaches
  • Normative support


  • Law regulation
  • Governance
  • Management operation


  • Laws/ Policy/ Plan formulation
  • Laws enforcement/ Regulation
  • Institutional framework
  • Species and genetic diversity
  • Research
  • Traditional knowledge application

Social inclusion

  • Private sector
  • Local community/CSOs
  • Indigenous peoples

Gender equality

  • Women's access to and control over resources

Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender targeted


  • Systems pathway
  • Sci-tech pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Improve resilience

SDG target(s)

  • 15.6 Promote fair, equitable benefits sharing

Conventions and protocols

  • Nagoya protocol (ABS)
  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
  • National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs)

Private sector(s)

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Large corporations

Hot topic

  • Public-private partnership
  • Nature-based solution
  • Health

About this project


The proposed project seeks to strengthen the national and provincial ABS framework in accordance with the Nagoya Protocol, build the capacities needed for its implementation, and test ABS objectives by facilitating access to the genetic resources of guanacos under the principles of FPIC, MAT, benefit-sharing and biodiversity conservation. The proposed strategy will facilitate the ratification of the Nagoya Protocol and its alignment with federal and provincial ABS regulations. Chubut province will develop ABS laws or policies that reflect the minimum standards set by Federal Resolution 226/2010 in order to facilitate access to the genetic resources of guanacos and benefit-sharing arrangements.


To contribute to the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol by strengthening the national access and benefit-sharing (ABS) framework and facilitating access to genetic resources of guanacos for the development of an anti-diarrheal treatment.

USD $958,904

Grant amount

USD $6,307,372

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Nagoya Protocol Implementing Fund ($958,904)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Argentina

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Promoting the application of the Nagoya Protocol on ABS in Argentina