Delegates to the seventh session of the Governing Body (GB 7) of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) met in plenary throughout the day to address items on: farmers’ rights; the multi-year programme of work (MYPOW); digital sequence information; compliance; and cooperation with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Crop Trust, the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA), and other organizations.
The budget committee, and contact groups on farmers’ rights and on enhancing the Multilateral System (MLS) met throughout the day and in the evening.
IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, provided daily web coverage, daily reports, and a summary and analysis report from the 7th session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. The Earth Negotiations Bulletin summary and analysis of ITPGRFA GB 7 is now available in HTML and PDF.
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Guy Kastler, La Via Campesina
Kim van Seeters, the Netherlands
Thomas Meier, Germany
Christiane Deslauriers, Canada
Larissa Maria Lima Costa, Brazil
Muhamad Sabran, Chair of the Seventh Session of the Governing Body
Mónica Martínez Menduiño, Ecuador
View of the dais during the plenary session
Médi Moungui, Cameroon
Matthew Worrell, Australia
Elizabeth Santacreo, Honduras
Pierre du Plessis, Namibia
Javad Mozafari Hashjin, Iran
Kent Nnadozie, Secretary a.i., Governing Body of the International Treaty, with Mario Marino, ITPGRFA Secretariat
Matthew Worrell, Australia, and Thomas Meier, Germany
Ghulam Muhammad Ali, Pakistan
Georgina Catacora-Vargas, Plurinational State of Bolivia
Amparo Ampil, the Philippines
Külli Kaare, Estonia
Kathryn Garforth, CBD Secretariat
W.L.G. Samarasinghe, Sri Lanka
M'barek Ben Naceur, Tunisia
Edward Hammond, Third World Network
Ali Chehade, Lebanon
Ahmed Khalaf Alshamri, Saudi Arabia
Isabel López and Michael Halewood, CGIAR Consortium