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Biodiversity Policy & Practice

Special Event on Food Security and Genetic Diversity
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Fifteenth session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA 15) of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

16 and 19-23 January 2015 | FAO headquarters, Rome, Italy

Daily Web Coverage
Highlights for Monday, 19 January 2015
CGRFA
The fifteenth session of the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA 15) opened on Monday, 19 January 2015, at the FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy. Delegates met in plenary to consider cross-sectoral matters under the Commission’s Multi-Year Programme of Work (MYPOW), including: the preparation of the report on the State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture (SoW-BFA); targets and indicators for biodiversity for food and agriculture; access and benefit-sharing (ABS) for genetic resources for food and agriculture (GRFA); and biodiversity and nutrition.
A view of Rome near FAO
The CGRFA 15 opened today at the FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy

Morning Session

Panel (L-R): Anna Lartey, FAO; Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD); Linda Collette, CGRFA Secretary; Amar Tahiri, CGFRA 15 Chair; Maria Helena Semedo, FAO; Lahsen Ababouch, FAO; and Ren Wang, FAO​

Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General, FAO
Amar Tahiri, CGFRA 15 Chair
Linda Collette, CGRFA Secretary

Dan Leskien, CGRFA Secretariat
Julie Bélanger, CGRFA Secretariat

Larissa Maria Lima Costa, Brazil
Gemedo Dalle Tussie, Ethiopia

Abdul Razak Ayazi, Afghanistan

Javad Mozafari Hashjin, Iran
Deidre Januarie, Namibia

Arvids Ozols, EU
William Wigmore, Cook Islands
Elise Golan, US

Cheikh Alassane Fall, Senegal
François Pythoud, Switzerland

Damiano Luchetti, CGRFA Secretariat, presents on indicators for biodiversity for food and agriculture

Afternoon Session

Panel (L-R): Javad Mozafari Hashjin, Chairperson of Team of Technical and Legal Experts on Access and Benefit-Sharing (TTLE ABS); Dan Leskien, CGRFA Secretariat; Linda Collette, CGRFA Secretary; and Amar Tahiri, CGFRA 15 Chair

Akio Yamamoto, Japan
Brad Fraleigh, Canada

Alvaro Toledo, The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) Secretariat
Normita Ignacio, Southeast Asia Regional Initiatives for Community Empowerment (SEARICE)
Kathryn Garforth, CBD Secretariat

Cocktail Reception hosted by CGRFA Secretariat

Delegates relax at the cocktail reception hosted by CGFRA Secretariat



Around the Venue

Delegates gather before the start of the meeting


Braulio de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary, CBD, shakes hands with Amar Tahiri, CGFRA 15 Chair

Delegates gather informally between sessions
Materials available to delegates


Funding for coverage of these events has been provided by FAO
FAO

Daily Web Coverage
Related Links
FAO Resources

*CGRFA 15 Website and Documents

*CGRFA 15 Provisional Annotated Agenda and Time-table

*Programme of the Special Seminar: Towards The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture


IISD RS Resources

*IISD RS summary and analysis of the Fifth session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR), 24-28 September 2013, Muscat, Oman (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of the Special Information Seminar on Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture: Taking Stock for the Future and CGRFA 14, 13 and 15-19 April 2013, Rome, Italy

*IISD RS coverage of the Special Information Seminar on Climate Change and Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture: State of Knowledge, Risks and Opportunities and CGRFA 13, 16 and 18-22 July 2011, FAO headquarters, Rome, Italy

bulletIISD RS coverage of ITPGR GB 4, 14-18 March 2011, Bali, Indonesia

*IISD RS coverage of the Information Seminar on Policy Arrangements for Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) for Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and CGRFA 12, 17 and19-23 October 2009, FAO Headquarters, Rome Italy

*IISD RS coverage of ITPGR GB 3, 1-5 June 2009, Tunis, Tunisia

*IISD RS coverage of ITPGR GB 2, 29 October - 2 November 2007, UN Headquarters, Rome, Italy

*IISD RS coverage of the First International Technical Conference on Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, 3-7 September 2007, Interlaken, Switzerland

*IISD RS coverage of CGRFA 11, 11-15 June 2007, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy

*IISD RS coverage of ITPGR GB 1, 12-16 June 2006, Madrid, Spain

*BIODIVERSITY-L - A Mailing List for News on Biodiversity and Wildlife Policy

*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy

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