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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 Thursday, 18 April 2013
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CGRFA

Meeting throughout the day and into the night, plenary addressed aquatic genetic resources; issues related to the implementation of the Multi-year Programme of Work (MYPOW), including human and financial resources and the strategic plan 2014-2021; and the Commission’s mode of operation. Friends of the Chair groups on access and benefit-sharing (ABS) and aquatic genetic resources met throughout the day, and discussions continued in plenary into the night.

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The Ponte Sant'Angelo (Bridge of Angels) in Rome
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CGRFA Chair Brad Fraleigh, Canada
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Dan Leskien, CGRFA Secretariat
Asmerom Kidane, Eritrea
Gemedo Dalle, Ethiopia
Andrea Repetti, Argentina
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Linda Collette, CGRFA Secretary
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Devin Bartley, FAO
François Pythoud, Switzerland
Tashi Yangzome Dorji, Bhutan
César Tapia, Ecuador
Maria Victoria Salcedo, Colombia
Zachary Muthamia, Kenya
Emily Collins, Australia
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William Wigmore, Cook Islands
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Rodolfo Pérez González, Uruguay
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Christine Dawson, US
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Emile Frison, Bioversity International
Gothami Indikadahena, Sri Lanka
Edouardo Rojas-Briales, FAO
Thomas Meier, Germany
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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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