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7th Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on
Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

30 October - 3 November 2017 | Kigali, Rwanda

Highlights for Wednesday, 1 November 2017

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Room view during the plenary session

Delegates to the seventh session of the Governing Body (GB 7) of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) met in plenary throughout the day to address items on: farmers’ rights; the multi-year programme of work (MYPOW); digital sequence information; compliance; and cooperation with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Crop Trust, the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA), and other organizations.

The budget committee, and contact groups on farmers’ rights and on enhancing the Multilateral System (MLS) met throughout the day and in the evening.

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 7th session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. The Earth Negotiations Bulletin summary and analysis of ITPGRFA GB 7 is now available in HTML and PDF.

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Guy Kastler, La Via Campesina

Kim van Seeters, the Netherlands

Thomas Meier, Germany

Christiane Deslauriers, Canada

Larissa Maria Lima Costa, Brazil

Muhamad Sabran, Chair of the Seventh Session of the Governing Body

Mónica Martínez Menduiño, Ecuador

View of the dais during the plenary session

Médi Moungui, Cameroon

Matthew Worrell, Australia

Elizabeth Santacreo, Honduras

Pierre du Plessis, Namibia

Javad Mozafari Hashjin, Iran

Kent Nnadozie, Secretary a.i., Governing Body of the International Treaty, with Mario Marino, ITPGRFA Secretariat

Matthew Worrell, Australia, and Thomas Meier, Germany

Ghulam Muhammad Ali, Pakistan

Georgina Catacora-Vargas, Plurinational State of Bolivia

Amparo Ampil, the Philippines

Külli Kaare, Estonia

Kathryn Garforth, CBD Secretariat

W.L.G. Samarasinghe, Sri Lanka

M'barek Ben Naceur, Tunisia

Edward Hammond, Third World Network

Ali Chehade, Lebanon

Ahmed Khalaf Alshamri, Saudi Arabia

Isabel López and Michael Halewood, CGIAR Consortium

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EU Secretariat of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

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