Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture





Ad Hoc Technical Working Group on Access and Benefit-sharing for Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

In 2011, the Commission decided to establish an Ad Hoc Technical Working Group on Access and Benefit-sharing for Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and requested the Director-General of FAO to convene a three-day meeting of the Working Group. The meeting was held from 11 to 13 September 2012 in Longyearbyen (Svalbard), Norway.

CGRFA/WG-ABS-1/12/Report
Report of the First Session of the Ad Hoc Technical Working Group on Access and BenefitSharing for Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

CGRFA/WG-ABS-1/12/1
Provisional agenda

CGRFA/WG-ABS-1/12/2
Provisional annotated agenda and time-table

CGRFA/WG-ABS-1/12/3
Distinctive features of genetic resources for food and agriculture

CGRFA/WG-ABS-1/12/4
Options to guide and assist countries in developing legislative, administrative and policy measures

CGRFA/WG-ABS-1/12/5
Possible modalities for addressing access and benefit-sharing for genetic resources for food and agriculture

CGRFA/WG-ABS-1/12/Inf.1
Information note for participants

CGRFA/WG-ABS-1/12/Inf.2
Terms of Reference of the Ad Hoc Technical Working Group on Access and Benefit-sharing for Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

CGRFA/WG-ABS-1/12/Inf.3
Members of the Ad Hoc Technical Working Group on Access and Benefit-sharing for Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Background Study Paper No.42
Framework study on food security and access and benefit-sharing for genetic resources for food and agriculture

Background Study Paper No.43
The use and exchange of animal genetic resources for food and agriculture

Background Study Paper No.44
The use and exchange of forest genetic resources for food and agriculture

Background Study Paper No.45
The use and exchange of aquatic genetic resources for food and agriculture

Background Study Paper No.46
The use and exchange of microbial genetic resources for food and agriculture

Background Study Paper No.47
The use and exchange of biological control agents for food and agriculture

Background Study Paper No.48
The impact of climate change on countries' interdependence on genetic resources for food and agriculture

Background Study Paper No.59
Access and Benefit-Sharing for Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture – Current Use and Exchange Practices, Commonalities, Differences and User Community Needs - Report from a Multi-Stakeholder Expert Dialogue

Invitation letter

CGRFA-13/11/Report
Report of the Thirteenth Regular Session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

UNEP/CBD/COP/DEC/X/1
Access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their utilization