CGRFA 17 Highlights

22.02.2019

On 19 February, GFRA meeting discussed:

  • The report on the State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture (SOW-BFA), including needs and possible actions in response to the report;
  • Aquatic GRFA, including the report on the State of the World’s Aquatic GRFA (SOW-AQGR) and options for follow up to the report; and
  • Plant GRFA, including review of implementation of the second Global Plan of Action on Plant GRFA

See the full report from Earth Negotiations Bulletin http://enb.iisd.org/vol09/enb09727e.html

On Wednesday, delegates continued their deliberations on plant, forest, animal, and micro-organism and invertebrate genetic resources for food and agriculture (GRFA). Highlights of the day included: A debate on the implications of seed policies and regulations for on-farm conservation; A discussion on a proposed guide for the implementation of genebank standards for plant GRFA; A review of the implementation the Global Plan of Action on Forest Genetic Resources (GPA-FGR); An update on the preparation of the second report on the State of the World’s Animal Genetic Resources (SOW-AnGR); Discussions on guidelines for sustainable livestock value chains and methods for valuing ecosystem services provided by livestock; and An initial discussion on future work on micro-organisms and invertebrate GRF

See the full report from Earth Negotiations Bulletin https://iisd.cmail20.com/t/i-l-nkrjle-qjjhkuiz-n/

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