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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 Thursday, 22 January 2015
CGRFA
CGRFA 15 delegates met in plenary throughout the day to finalize discussions on aquatic genetic resources and the composition of intergovernmental technical working groups (ITWGs). They also considered the implementation of the Commission’s Multi-year Programme of Work (MYPOW), establishment of networks of national focal points to the Commission, cooperation with international instruments and organizations, the status of the Commission, and other business.
A view of Rome near FAO
Part of the bronze sculpture 'The World for Children' by Gina Lollobrigida found in the FAO lobby

Morning Session

Delegates gather in plenary

Amar Tahiri, CGFRA 15 Chair
Linda Collette, CGRFA Secretary

Larissa Maria Lima Costa, Brazil
Deidre Januarie, Namibia

Borbála Baktay, Hungary, speaking on behalf of the European Region
Catherine Karr-Colque, US
Gemedo Dalle Tussie, Ethiopia

Tashi Yangzom Dorji, Bhutan
Andrea Repetti, Argentina

Mohammad Ehsan Dulloo, Bioversity International
Daphne Zografos Johnsson, World Intellectual Property Organization
Mark Holderness, Global Forum on Agricultural Research

Delegates attend a side event titled 'The role of genetic resources and traditional knowledge-based innovations in climate adaptation'

Delegates attend a side event titled 'Agricultural heritage systems: conserving biodiversity for food security'

Afternoon Session

Delegates read amended text on a large screen in plenary

William Wigmore, Cook Islands, speaking on behalf of the Southwest Pacific
Lamis Chalak, Lebanon, speaking on behalf of the Near East Group

Linda Collette, CGRFA Secretary, and Amar Tahiri, CGFRA 15 Chair, enjoy a moment at the podium

Delegates mingle after the close of plenary

Delegates from the African Region meet informally

Around the Venue

Delegates walk through the FAO building

Amar Tahiri, CGFRA 15 Chair, speaks with Gemedo Dalle Tussie, Ethiopia
Delegates read the ENB for a summary of the discussions

Dan Leskien, CGRFA Secretariat, speaks with a member of the Secretariat
Delegates from the Near East Region





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

bulletLinkages Update - Bi-weekly International Environment and Sustainable Development News
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