Highlights and images for 31 January 2017




CGRFA 16 delegates met in plenary to continue discussing cross-sectoral matters, including: access and benefit-sharing (ABS) for genetic resources for food and agriculture (GRFA); review of the work programme on climate change and GRFA; and review of implementation of targets and indicators for GRFA.

Delegates also addressed sectoral issues, including: the outcomes of the first meeting of the Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Working Group on Aquatic Genetic Resources (ITWG-AQGR) and the draft of the first report on the State of the World’s Aquatic Genetic Resources (SOW-AQGR); the outcomes of the ninth meeting of the ITWG on Animal Genetic Resources (ANGR); and the review of implementation of the Global Plan of Action (GPA) on ANGR.

The open-ended Committee on the Commission’s Strategic Plan and Multi-year Programme of Work (MYPOW) 2018-2027 met in the evening.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, provided digital coverage and a summary report of the Special Event: The Contribution of Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture to Resilience. In addition, IISD Reporting Services produced daily reports, daily digital coverage, and a summary and analysis report from CGRFA 16. The summary and analysis report is available in HTML and PDF format.

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Morning Plenary

View of the dais during the morning plenary

Cho Chang Yeon, CGRFA 16 Chair

Irene Hoffmann, CGRFA Secretary, FAO

Rosalinda González Santos, Mexico

Andrew Neustaetter, US

Ahmed Khalaf Alshamri, Saudi Arabia

André Laoubaï, Central African Republic

Marcela Costagliola, Argentina

Teresa Agüero Teare, Chile

Christiane Deslauriers, Canada

Abubaker Adam Mohamed Idrees, Sudan

Rosaliza Jajuli, Malaysia

Kathryn Garforth, CBD Secretariat

Antonio Gonzalez, International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty

Salah Chouaki, Algeria

Afternoon Plenary

View of the dais during the afternoon plenary

Deidre Januarie, Chair, Working Group on Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ANGR)

M'Naouer Djemali, Tunisia

Kim van Seeters, the Netherlands, speaking on behalf of the European Regional Group

Paul Boettcher, FAO

Larissa Maria Lima Costa, Brazil

Eiji Domon, Japan

Nii Quaye-Kumah, Ghana, speaking on behalf of Africa

Maeen Ali Al-Javmouzi, Yemen

Lupiño Lazaro, the Philippines

Rebeca Cutié Cancino, Cuba

Side Events During the Day

Delegates attend a side event entitled 'The Second Report on the State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture'

Delegates attend a side event entitled 'Preparing for the Seventh Session of the Governing Body: 2017 Outlook'

Around the Venue

Delegates from Switzerland speak informally during plenary

Delegates between sessions

Delegates from China discuss a document

A delegate reads the International Institute for Sustainable Development Reporting Services (IISD-RS) website