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Special Information Seminar on Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture: Taking Stock for the Future
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Fourteenth Session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA 14) of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

13 and 15-19 April 2013 | FAO headquarters, Rome, Italy
Highlights for Monday, 15 April 2013
Daily web coverage (click on the following links to see our daily web pages)
 
CGRFA

The fourteenth regular session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA 14) of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) opened on Monday, 15 April 2013, at the FAO headquarters, in Rome, Italy. Delegates met in plenary to consider cross-sectorial matters under the Commission’s Multi-Year Programme of Work (MYPOW), including: preparation of the report on the State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture (SoW-BFA); and targets and indicators, including for biodiversity for food and agriculture, plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA) and animal genetic resources (AnGR).

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Il Vittoriano in Rome as seen from the Aventino hill.
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The dais during the opening plenary.
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CGRFA Chair Brad Fraleigh, Canada
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Daniel Gustafson, Deputy Director-General, FAO
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Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity
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Linda Collette, CGRFA Secretary
Christine Dawson, US
Damiano Luchetti, FAO
Zachary Muthamia, Kenya
Normita Ignacio, SEARICE
Maryam Rahmanian, Centre for Sustainable Development and Environment
Gine Zwart, OXFAM
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John Wasswa Mulumba, Uganda
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Bert Visser, the Netherlands
Teresita Borges Hernández, Cuba
Akio Yamamoto, Japan
Raj Patil, Australia
Asmerom Kidane, Eritrea
Cho Chang Yeon, Republic of Korea
Nazareno Montani, Argentina
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View of plenary
Participants Networking
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Related Links
FAO resources

*Special Information Seminar on Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture programme

*CGRFA 14 website and documents

*CGRFA 14 provisional annotated agenda and time-table


IISD RS resources

*IISD RS coverage of the Special Information Seminar on Climate Change and Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture: State of Knowledge, Risks and Opportunities and CGRFA 13, 16 and 18-22 July 2011, FAO headquarters, Rome, Italy

*IISD RS coverage of the Fourth Session of the Governing Body (GB 4) of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR), 14-18 March, Bali, Indonesia

*IISD RS coverage of the Information Seminar on Policy Arrangements for Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) for Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and CGRFA 12, 19-23 October 2009, FAO Headquarters, Rome Italy

*IISD RS coverage of ITPGR GB 3, 1-5 June 2009, Tunis, Tunisia

*IISD RS coverage of ITPGR GB 2, 29 October - 2 November 2007, UN Headquarters, Rome, Italy

*IISD RS coverage of the First International Technical Conference on Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, 3-7 September 2007, Interlaken, Switzerland

*IISD RS coverage of CGRFA 11, 11-15 June 2007, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy

*IISD RS coverage of ITPGR GB 1, 12-16 June 2006, Madrid, Spain

*IISD RS archive of meetings on Commission on Genetic Resources (CGRFA) and ITPGRFA

*Biodiversity-L - A mailing list for news on biodiversity and wildlife policy

*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy

*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
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