First Session of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group
on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Photos and RealAudio from Tuesday, 3 July
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David Cooper, AGPS Policy Officer, presented and discussed CGRFA/WG-PRG-1/01/4, Updating the Report on the State of the World's Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.

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Stefano Diulgheroff, PGR/Seed Information Management Officer, AGPS, presented CGRFA/WG-PRG-1/01/6, Progress Report on the World Information and Early Warning System on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

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Nuria Urquia, Networking Officer at AGPS, presented and opened discussion on CGRFA/WG-PRG-1/01/5, Facilitating the Implementation of the Global Plan of Action for the Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

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Reacting to Urquia's presentation, Cary Fowler, Senoir Advisior at IPGRI, stated that CGIAR invited the Secretariat to further explore different options for the facilitatiing mechanism and expressed the CGIAR's willingness to help. He also noted CGIAR's preference for the planned facility approach over the project model approach for implemetation of the GPA.

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Fernando Chaparro, Executive Secretary of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research, emphasized integrating research, building national capacity, and end-use at the local level as indicators of successful implementation of the GPA.

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At the request of the Chair, Peter Kenmore, Coordinator of the Global Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Facility, gave an impromptu presentation of the inter-agency IPM programme

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Chair Lim (center) is seen here enjoying a chat with representatives of ITDG (left) and India (right) shortly after the close of the afternoon session.
   
Photos and RealAudio of Monday, 2 July
   

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