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Special Event on Food Security and Genetic Diversity
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Fifteenth session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA 15) of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

16 and 19-23 January 2015 | FAO headquarters, Rome, Italy

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Summary Highlights, 19 - 23 January 2015
CGRFA
A view of Rome near FAO
The UN flag flies outside the FAO headquarters

Monday, 19 January 2015

The fifteenth session of the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA 15) opened on Monday, 19 January 2015, at the FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy. Delegates met in plenary to consider cross-sectoral matters under the Commission’s Multi-Year Programme of Work (MYPOW), including: the preparation of the report on the State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture (SoW-BFA); targets and indicators for biodiversity for food and agriculture; access and benefit-sharing (ABS) for genetic resources for food and agriculture (GRFA); and biodiversity and nutrition.



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Panel (L-R): Anna Lartey, FAO; Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD); Linda Collette, CGRFA Secretary; Amar Tahiri, CGFRA 15 Chair; Maria Helena Semedo, FAO; Lahsen Ababouch, FAO; and Ren Wang, FAO​

Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General, FAO
Amar Tahiri, CGFRA 15 Chair
Linda Collette, CGRFA Secretary

Abdul Razak Ayazi, Afghanistan

Javad Mozafari Hashjin, Iran
Deidre Januarie, Namibia

Arvids Ozols, EU
William Wigmore, Cook Islands
Elise Golan, US

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

CGRFA 15 delegates met in plenary throughout the day to consider cross-sectoral issues, including: the application of biotechnologies for the sustainable conservation and use of genetic resources for food and agriculture (GRFA); climate change and GRFA; biodiversity and nutrition; and access and benefit-sharing (ABS) with regard to GRFA. Delegates also discussed: animal GRFA, including preparation of the second Report on the State of the World’s Animal GRFA (SoW-AnGR), and implementation of the Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources (GPA-AnGR); and forest GR, including follow-up to the GPA for the Conservation, Sustainable Use and Development of Forest GR (GPA-FGR).



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Delegates gather for the afternoon session

Zoltan Kalman, Hungary, speaking on behalf of the European Regional Group
Julian Jackson, UK
Erdenejargal Tumurbaatar, Mongolia, speaking on behalf of Asia

Eduardo Mansur, Director, Forest Assessment, Management and Conservation Division, FAO
Pierre Bouillon, Chair of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Forest Genetic Resources


Wednesday, 21 January 2015

CGRFA 15 delegates met in plenary throughout the day to consider: plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (GRFA), including the review of implementation of the second Global Plan of Action for Plant GRFA (GPA-PGR 2) and preparation of the third report on the State of the World’s Plant GRFA (SoW-PGR 3); aquatic genetic resources (AqGR), including preparation of the first SoW report on AqGR and the establishment of an Ad hoc Intergorvernmental Working Group (ITWG) on Aquatic GR; and micro-organisms and invertebrates. Delegates also considered the composition of ITWGs and reconsidered outstanding issues relating to ABS with regard to GRFA.



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Maeen Ali Al-Javmouzi, Yemen
Mayra Caldera, US
Kristīne Sirmā, EU

Linda Collette, CGRFA Secretary
Ty Channa, Cambodia, speaking on behalf of the Asian Region

Matthew Worrell, Australia
Annick Van Houtte, Senior Legal Officer, FAO
Javad Mozafari Hashjin, Iran


Thursday, 22 January 2015

CGRFA 15 delegates met in plenary throughout the day to finalize discussions on aquatic genetic resources and the composition of intergovernmental technical working groups (ITWGs). They also considered the implementation of the Commission’s Multi-year Programme of Work (MYPOW), establishment of networks of national focal points to the Commission, cooperation with international instruments and organizations, the status of the Commission, and other business.



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Delegates from the African Region meet informally

Tashi Yangzom Dorji, Bhutan
Andrea Repetti, Argentina

Mohammad Ehsan Dulloo, Bioversity International
Daphne Zografos Johnsson, World Intellectual Property Organization
Mark Holderness, Global Forum on Agricultural Research

Linda Collette, CGRFA Secretary, and Amar Tahiri, CGFRA 15 Chair, enjoy a moment at the podium

Friday, 23 January 2015

The CGRFA 15 closing plenary convened on Friday afternoon where delegates adopted the meeting's report and reflected on the meeting's deliberations, including its decisions. Delegates made numerous amendments to ensure that the report adequately reflects the outcome of the deliberations held during the week, including on access and benefit-sharing for GRFA, plant genetic resources and on micro-organisms and invertebrates.

In their closing statements, all regions praised the Chair and the Secretariat for a successful meeting. They reiterated that genetic resources are at the heart of sustainable development and efforts to combat hunger and malnutrition.

Chair Tahiri thanked all participants and gaveled the meeting to a close at 6:22pm.



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Panel (L-R): Elizabeth Martyniuk, CGRFA Rapporteur; Dan Leskien, CGRFA Secretariat; Linda Collette, CGRFA Secretary; Amar Tahiri, CGFRA 15 Chair; and Annick Van Houtte, FAO

Amar Tahiri, CGFRA 15 Chair
Elizabeth Martyniuk, CGRFA Rapporteur
Annick Van Houtte, Senior Legal Officer, FAO

Zoltan Kalman, Hungary
Brad Fraleigh, Canada

Julian Jackson, UK
Cho Chang Yeon, Republic of Korea
Nina Sæther, Norway

Delegates review the final draft report of the meeting

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Daily Web Coverage
Related Links
FAO Resources

*CGRFA 15 Website and Documents

*CGRFA 15 Provisional Annotated Agenda and Time-table

*Programme of the Special Seminar: Towards The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture


IISD RS Resources

*IISD RS summary and analysis of the Fifth session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR), 24-28 September 2013, Muscat, Oman (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of the Special Information Seminar on Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture: Taking Stock for the Future and CGRFA 14, 13 and 15-19 April 2013, Rome, Italy

*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

bulletIISD RS coverage of ITPGR GB 4, 14-18 March 2011, 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, 17 and19-23 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

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

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