CGRFA 16 delegates met in plenary to continue discussing sectoral matters including: review of implementation of the second Global Plan of Action on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (GPA-PGR 2); preparation of the third report on the State of the World’s PGRFA (SOW-PGR 3); review of implementation of the GPA for the Conservation, Sustainable Use and Development of Forest Genetic Resources (GPA-FGR); and status of the Commission’s work on microorganisms and invertebrates.
The contact group on access and benefit-sharing (ABS) met at lunchtime and in the evening to discuss intersessional work on ABS elements in agricultural subsectors. The Committee on the Strategic Plan and Multi-year Programme of Work 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
Chikelu Mba, FAO
Flavia Zammit, Malta, speaking on behalf of the EU
Tomotaro Nishikawa, Japan
Seuseu Tauati, Samoa, speaking on behalf of the Southwest Pacific
Christina Blank, Switzerland
Hussein Al Zubi, Syria
Delegates raise their placard to speak
Michael Halewood, Bioversity International
Mayra Caldera, US
Hamad Saket Al-Shamari, Qatar
Chaouki Alfaiz, Morocco
Svanhild-Isabelle Batta Torheim, Norway
Mahaman Mourtala Issa Zakari, Niger
Kuldeep Singh, India
View of the dais during the afternoon plenary
Médi Moungui, Cameroon
Johanna Wider, Germany
Sibidou Sina, Chair, Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Forest Genetic Resources (ITWG-FGR)
Jarkko Koskela, FAO
Larissa Maria Lima Costa, Brazil
Thembinkosi Gumedze, Swaziland
Kalaya Boonyanuwat, Thailand
Cesar Tapia, Ecuador
Antonio Gonzalez, International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty
Kim van Seeters, the Netherlands, speaking on behalf of the European Regional Group
Dickson Nguni, Zambia
Ji Hee Jeong, Korea
Lala Aimé Razafinjara, Madagascar
Afaf Abdelrahim Elgozouli, Sudan
Informal Consultations Throughout the Day
Contact Group on Access and Benefit-Sharing for Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
The Committee on the Strategic Plan and Multi-year Programme of Work 2018-2027
Delegates huddle to discuss matters informally
Side Events During the Day
Delegates attend a side event entitled 'Strengthening women’s capacity in biodiversity and nutrition through farmer field schools'
Delegates attend a side event entitled 'Access and benefit-sharing of animal genetic resources: community protocols and other perspectives'
Around the Venue
Delegates from Canada, Argentina and Germany speak in the corridors
Delegates speak informally
Delegates attend the launch of a photography exhibition hosted by Malta in celebration of the Maltese
Presidency of the Council of the European Union at the FAO