Start date: October 30
End date: November 03
Location: Kigali, Rwanda
The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) was adopted by the Thirty-First Session of the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on 3 November 2001.
The theme of the Seventh Session is ‘The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Role of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.’
“The FAO’s International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is particularly well-placed to help us all move towards fulfilling a number of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals – particularly targets 2.5 and 15.6 with regard to promoting sustainable agriculture and to conserving and using the world’s food crop biodiversity,” said Minister Mukeshimana, speaking on behalf of the Rwandan Government (fao.org).
Two reports submitted by CGIAR to this meeting of the Governing Body are available at:
Bioversity International at the Seventh Session
M. Ann Tutwiler, Director General, Bioversity International, will be one of the speakers giving opening remarks.
Bioversity International will participate in four side events:
30 October | Lunch time (13:15-14:30) | AD1
Joint Programme to Implement the Multilateral System of Access and Benefit-sharing
Governments of the Netherlands and Rwanda
31 October | Lunch time (13:15-14:30) | AD4
Centers' Experiences Implementing their Article 15 Agreements with the Governing Body of the Treaty
CGIAR Genebank Platform
1 November | Lunch time (13:15-14:30) | AD1
Community Seed Banks: Sharing experiences from North and South
EU Horizon 2020 project DIVERSIFOOD, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Bioversity International, LI-BIRD
2 November | Lunch time (13:15-14:30) | AD4
Implementing Treaty Provisions through Sustainable Use, Conservation and Access to Diversity in Local Farmer Seed Systems
Bioversity International and partner organizations
For a complete list of the side events click here.