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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

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CGRFA
The fifteenth session of the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA 15) will be held from 19-23 January 2015, at the FAO Headquarters, in Rome, Italy.

A special event on food security and genetic diversity will take place on Friday, 16 January 2015, presenting country and stakeholder perspectives on challenges and opportunities in integrating biodiversity and genetic resources into national food security and nutrition objectives. The event will discuss the current status of genetic diversity and biodiversity considerations in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the respective roles of the CGRFA and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

The CGRFA is expected to consider a series of cross-sectoral items, including: the preparation of the State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture report; targets and indicators for biodiversity for food and agriculture; access and benefit-sharing for genetic resources for food and agriculture; biodiversity and nutrition; application and integration of biotechnologies for the conservation and sustainable utilization of genetic resources for food and agriculture; and climate change and genetic resources for food and agriculture. The Commission will also consider: animal genetic resources, including the preparation of the second State of the World’s Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture report and implementation and updating of the Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources; forest genetic resources, including follow-up to the Global Plan of Action for the Conservation, Sustainable Use and Development of Forest Genetic Resources; plant genetic resources, including a review of the implementation of the Second Global Plan of Action for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, and the preparation of the third State of the World’s Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture report; aquatic genetic resources; and micro-organisms and invertebrates. The Commission will further review the implementation of its Multi-Year Programme of Work.

Kindly return to this site on Saturday, 17 January 2015, for IISD RS coverage of the Special Seminar. In addition, IISD RS will produce daily web coverage and daily reports of CGRFA 15 starting on Monday, 19 January 2014. A summary and analysis of CGRFA 15 will be available on this site on Monday, 26 January 2015.
A view of Rome near FAO
A view of Rome near FAO

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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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