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  • Paul Boettcher
    Animal Production Officer, Animal Genetic Resources Branch
    FAO HQ, Room C-588
    Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
    Rome 00153, Italy.
    Tel: +39 06 570 55620
  • paul.boettcher@fao.org

9th Session of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (2016)

Rome, Italy, 6-8 July 2016

The Ninth Session of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture will be held at FAO Headquarters in Rome from 6-8 July 2016. The opening meeting will begin at 9.30 on Wednesday, 6 July 2016. The Session is being convened under the Regular Programme of the Organization. Simultaneous translations in Arabic, English, French and Spanish will be available.


The Working Group was established by the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture at its Seventh Session in May 1997, in line with Conference Resolution 3/95. The Fifteenth Regular Session of the Commission in January 2015 decided that the Working Group should meet prior to the next Regular Session of the Commission. Issues to be addressed by the Ninth Session of the Working Group include:


The Commission also requested the Working Group to explore:

  • access and benefit-sharing issues for its subsector;
  • the Commission’s Multi-Year Programme Programme of Work.


The members of the Working Group and their Alternates, as elected by the Fifteenth Session of the Commission, are as follows:

Africa: Algeria, Chad, Kenya, Mali, Namibia

      • First Alternate: Burkina Faso
      • Second Alternate: Zimbabwe

Asia: Bhutan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Republic of Korea

      • First Alternate: Thailand
      • Second Alternate: China

Europe: France, Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland

      • First Alternate: Sweden
      • Second Alternate: Russian Federation

Latin America and the Caribbean: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Jamaica, Uruguay

      • First Alternate: Cuba
      • Second Alternate: Costa Rica

Near East: Islamic Republic of Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen

      • First Alternate: Egypt
      • Second Alternate: Jordan

North America: Canada, United States of America

Southwest Pacific: Cook Islands, Fiji

      • First Alternate: Vanuatu
      • Second Alternate: Samoa

According to the Statutes of the Working Group, Alternates replace, in the order in which they appear on the above list, any Member who has resigned and informed the Secretariat accordingly. Members of the Commission that are not members of the Working Group may participate, upon request to the Commission Secretariat, in the work of the Working Group as observers. The Working Group, or the Bureau on behalf of the Working Group, may invite experts, as well as representatives of specialized international organizations, to attend its meetings as observers.