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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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
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