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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 Wednesday, 21 January 2015
CGRFA
CGRFA 15 delegates met in plenary throughout the day to consider: plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (GRFA), including the review of implementation of the second Global Plan of Action for Plant GRFA (GPA-PGR 2) and preparation of the third report on the State of the World’s Plant GRFA (SoW-PGR 3); aquatic genetic resources (AqGR), including preparation of the first SoW report on AqGR and the establishment of an Ad hoc Intergorvernmental Working Group (ITWG) on Aquatic GR; and micro-organisms and invertebrates. Delegates also considered the composition of ITWGs and reconsidered outstanding issues relating to ABS with regard to GRFA.
A view of Rome near FAO
A variety of materials are available to delegates

Morning Session

Panel (L-R): Luis Salaices Sanchez, Chair of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Plant and Genetic Resources (ITWG-PGR); Dan Leskien, CGRFA Secretariat; Linda Collette, CGRFA Secretary; Amar Tahiri, CGFRA 15 Chair; Clayton Campanhola, FAO; and Stefano Diulgheroff, FAO

Amar Tahiri, CGFRA 15 Chair
Luis Salaices Sanchez, Chair of ITWG-PGR

Maeen Ali Al-Javmouzi, Yemen
Mayra Caldera, US
Kristīne Sirmā, EU

Linda Collette, CGRFA Secretary
Ty Channa, Cambodia, speaking on behalf of the Asian Region

Teresa Agüero Teare, Chile
Afaf Abdelrahim Elgozouli, Sudan, speaking on behalf of the Near East Region
Brad Fraleigh, Canada

Patrick Mulvany, International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty
Daniel Semambo, Uganda, speaking on behalf of the African Region


Delegates attend a side event titled 'Safeguard our options for tomorrow: the case of in situ conservation of crop wild relatives'

Delegates attend a side event titled 'Towards the implementation of the Global Plan of Action for the Conservation, Sustainable Use and Development of Forest Genetic Resources'

Afternoon Session

Delegates resume plenary discussions in the afternoon

Zoltan Kalman, Hungary, speaking on behalf of the European Region
Cheikh Alassane Fall, Senegal

Matthew Worrell, Australia
Annick Van Houtte, Senior Legal Officer, FAO
Javad Mozafari Hashjin, Iran

Amparo Ampil, the Philippines, speaking on behalf of the Asian Region
Charles Nying, Cameroon, speaking on behalf of the African Region

Around the Venue

Bert Visser, the Netherlands, in discussion with Brad Fraleigh, Canada

Delegates meet informally before plenary begins

A delegate raises his placard to speak
Delegates from Oman wait for plenary to begin





Funding for coverage of these events has been provided by FAO
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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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