Delegates gather in plenary for the start of CGRFA 17
Τhe seventeenth session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA 17) opened today at the Headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN in Rome, Italy
Delegates discussed the following issues:
The Commission’s work in raising awareness of the role of genetic resources for food and agriculture (GRFA) for food security and nutrition and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
Explanatory notes of distinctive features of GRFA use in different sub-sectors intended to complement the Elements on ABS in GRFA sub-sectors;
“Digital sequence information (DSI)” on GRFA; and
The role of GRFA in mitigation of and adaptation to climate change.
IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, provided daily web coverage, daily reports, and a summary and analysis report from the 17th Session of the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. The summary and analysis report is now available in HTML and PDF.
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