CGRFA 16 delegates met in plenary to hear reports from informal and contact group deliberations on the Report on the State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture (SOW-BFA); access and benefit sharing (ABS) and the Commission’s Strategic Plan and Multi-year Programme of Work 2018-2027 (MYPOW), followed by discussions on the draft strategic plan and MYPOW. They also discussed: cooperation with other international organization and agreements; other matters; and a draft resolution on the CGRFA’s contribution to the SDGs.
Deliberations on ABS were held in a contact group throughout the day and in plenary 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
Johanna Wider, Germany
Pierre du Plessis, Namibia
Dan Leskien, CGRFA Secretariat
Bernd Bultemeier, FAO
Axel Diederichsen, Canada
Médi Moungui, Cameroon
Irene Hoffmann, CGRFA Secretary, FAO
Oscar Piñeyro, Uruguay
Asmerom Kidane, Eritrea
Contact Group on Access and Benefit-Sharing for Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
The draft negotiating text distributed during the afternoon plenary
Delegates read the draft negotiating text
Kent Nnadozie, Ad-Interim Secretary, International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA)
M'Naouer Djemali, Tunisia
Katlyn Scholl, US
Javad Mozafari Hashjin, Iran
Nii Quaye-Kumah, Ghana
Matthew Hooper, New Zealand
Vânia Cristina Rennó Azevedo, Brazil
W.L.G. Samarasinghe, Sri Lanka
Christina Blank, Switzerland
Axel Villalobos Cortés, Panama
Juanita Chaves Posada, Global Forum on Agricultural Research
Charlotte Lusty, Global Crop Diversity Trust
Kathryn Garforth, CBD Secretariat
Side Events During the Day
Panel speakers during the side event entitled 'The multiple benefits of realizing farmers' rights and how to strengthen their further realization'
Delegates attend a side event entitled 'News from the CGIAR System'
Around the Venue
Brad Fraleigh, Canada, speaks with Pierre du Plessis, Namibia
Delegates speak informally between sessions
Delegates from the US, Poland and Namibia
Delegates from Angola
Delegates from Morocco
FAO staff providing assistance during the meeting
A delegate reads a document during plenary
Delegates refer to the International Institute for Sustainable Development Reporting Services (IISD-RS) website
and Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) to keep track of negotiations