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Third session of the Governing Body of the 
International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources 
for Food and Agriculture
 
1-5 June 2009 | Tunis, Tunisia

Modibo Traoré, FAO Assistant Director-General, receives a plaque from Afioga-Taua Tavaga Kitiona Seuala, Minister of Agriculture of Samoa, to commemorate the inclusion of material held by the Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees to the Treaty's Multilateral System.

ITPGR GB 3 convenes in Tunis, Tunisia

Delegates to the third session of the Governing Body (GB 3) of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (the Treaty or ITPGR) met in plenary throughout the day, to hear keynote speeches and opening and regional statements, address organizational matters and begin discussions on outstanding financial rules and compliance.


 
OPENING PLENARY:

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L-R: The opening dais of ITPGR GB 3: Modibo Traoré, FAO Assistant Director- General; Shakeel Bhatti, ITPGR Secretary; Modesto Fernández Diaz-Silveira, ITPGR GB 3 Chair; Abdessalem Mansour, Minister of Agriculture, Tunisia; A.T. Tavaga Kitiona Seuala, Minister of Environment, Samoa; Efrain Figueroa, Vice Minister of Agriculture, Honduras; and Alicia Crespo Pazos, Ministry of the Environment, Spain.
 

 
Afioga-Taua Tavaga Kitiona Seuala, Minister of Agriculture, Samoa
Efrain Figueroa, Vice Minister of Agriculture, Honduras
Alicia Crespo Pazos, Ministry of Environment, Spain
 
 
 
 
Kent Nnadozie, ITPGR Secretariat, with Afioga-Taua Tavaga Kitiona Seuala, Minister of Agriculture, Samoa, and Modibo Traoré, FAO Assistant Director-General, signing an agreement to include material held by the Centre for the Pacific Crops and Trees in the Treaty's Multilateral System.
 
 
 
 
Cinzia Scaffidi, Slow Food, Italy
Jean Beigbeder, Pro-Maïs, France
Abdelmajid Labidi, International Federation of Agricultural Producers
 
 
 
 
Chair Modesto Fernández Diaz-Silveira, Cuba Abdessalem Mansour, Minister of Agriculture, Tunisia Modibo Traoré, FAO Assistant Director-General  Shakeel Bhatti, ITPGR Secretary
 
 
 
 
Soniamara Maranho and Alberto Gomez, Via Campesina 
Michael Muleba, Zambia, in a discussion with Angeline Munzara, Zimbabwe.
 
 
 
 

L-H: Delegates from the Philippines Nestor C. Altoveros, Teresita H. Borromeo, and Chrisgel Ryan A. Cruz discussing text on financial rules.
 
 
 
 
Juanita Chavez, ITPGR Secretariat Francisco López, ITPGR Secretariat, briefing the press corps.
 
 
 
 

Tunisian art work around the conference venue.

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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