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1. CIAT provides cassava, bean, and forage materials stored in its genebank free of charge for research and breeding purposes, now under the terms of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, which it signed in 2006. Over the years, CIAT has distributed:
• 37,390 varieties (441,225 samples) of beans to 105 countries since 1973
• 6,492 varieties (43,458 samples) of cassava to 84 countries since 1979
• 13,692 varieties (90,624 samples) of tropical forages to 110 countries since 1980