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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

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Highlights for Wednesday, 25 September 2013

In the morning, delegates decided that the contact group will develop terms of reference for the ad hoc advisory committee on benefit-sharing, and continued to exchange views on how to enhance implementation of the Multilateral System, including whether or not to commence negotiations on expanding the list of Annex I crops. Plenary then considered the Treaty’s relationship with the Global Crop Diversity Trust and its activities to support Treaty implementation; and the relationship with the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA).

In the afternoon, delegates considered the relationship with the CBD, focusing on ensuring harmonious implementation of the Treaty and the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing; cooperation with other bodies and international Conventions; sustainable use; and farmers’ rights. The contact group on the ad hoc advisory committee on benefit-sharing met in the evening.

View of the dias during the meeting
Brad Fraleigh, Canada
Costa Rica, speaking for GRULAC
GB 5 Chair Javad Mozafari
Anke van de Hurk (International Seed Federation) and Frank Begemann (Germany) conversing during the morning plenary
H.E Ishaq Al Ruqaishi, Under-Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Oman, conversing with Carl Bulich (German Plant Breeders Association) and Gemedo Dalle Tussie (Ethiopian Institute of Biodiversity) during a side-event presenting the Varieties for Diversity initiative of the German Plant Breeders Association and the German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection. Through this initiative, German private plant breeders are placing into the Multilateral System protected premium plant varieties that can then be accessed under the Standard Material Transfer Agreement for further breeding and development.
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