Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Multi-Year Programme of Work





Multi-Year Programme of Work

Strategic Plan 2010-2017 for the implementation of the Multi-Year Programme of Work
Strategic Plan 2010-2017

The Commission, at its Eleventh Regular Session in 2007, adopted its Multi-Year Programme of Work, a rolling 10-year work plan covering the totality of biodiversity for food and agriculture, including plant, animal, forest, aquatic, micro-organism and invertebrate genetic resources. In addition, the Multi-Year Programme of Work covers a whole range of cross-sectoral matters relevant to several or all components of biodiversity for food and agriculture. The Multi-Year Programme of Work, as amended by the Commission at its Thirteenth Regular Session in 2011, lays out the major outputs and milestones the Commission aims to achieve between 2013 and 2021.

The Multi-Year Programme of Work:

  • enables the Commission to implement its multidisciplinary mandate through a planned and staged approach;
  • serves as a planning tool for its Members to improve national policy coordination and mid-term planning of activities;
  • provides a vehicle to strengthen international cooperation with all actors, from research to farmers organizations, involved in the conservation and use of biodiversity for food and agriculture;
  • facilitates cooperation with the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, particularly with regard to the supporting components of the Treaty that are overseen by the Commission; 
  • helps the Commission to plan cooperation with the Convention on Biological Diversity in order to support joint implementation of their respective programmes of work; and
  • allows the Commission to advise FAO systematically on the full range of its activities on biodiversity for food and agriculture, and on the priorities to be accorded to such work in FAO’s Programme of Work and Budget.

 

The Commission, at its Twelfth Regular Session, adopted the Strategic Plan 2010-2017 for the implementation of the Multi-Year Programme of Work, identifying processes and cooperation needed to achieve the agreed outputs and milestones.

The Commission decided to keep the Multi-Year Programme of Work and its Strategic Plan under continuous review. The Multi-Year Programme of Work foresees progress reports and periodic reviews at the Commission’s Fifteenth and Seventeenth Regular Sessions.

The Multi-Year Programme of Work foresees, inter alia, the presentation of the first ever State of the World's Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture at its Sixteenth Regular Session (2017). 

THE COMMISSION’S MULTI-YEAR PROGRAMME OF WORK: MAJOR OUTPUTS AND MILESTONES
(as adopted in 2007, and amended in 2009, 2011 and 2013)

 

15th Session
2014/2015

16th Session
2016/2017

17th Session
2018/2019

18th Session
2020/2021

19th Session
2022/2023

The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture

Consideration of the internalization of the ecosystem approach to biodiversity management in agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Presentation of The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture

Follow up to The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture

  

Plant Genetic
Resources
(PGRFA)

Review of implementation of the updated Global Plan of Action

 

  

Presentation of The Third Report on the State of the World’s Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture 
Consideration of the Second Global Plan of Action for adoption 

Animal Genetic
Resources
(AnGR)

Presentation of The Second Report on the State of the World’s Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Consideration of the updated Global Plan of Action for adoption

Review of implementation of the Global Plan of Action

 

Aquatic Genetic
Resources
(AqGR)

Presentation of The State of the World’s Aquatic Genetic Resources

Development of elements related to the Code of Conduct of Responsible Fisheries and associated tools for assessing their implementation, aimed to maintain a broad genetic basis and to ensure sustainable use and conservation of aquatic genetic resources

Review of implementation of relevant elements of the Code of Conduct of Responsible Fisheries

Forest Genetic
Resources
(FoGR)

Follow-up to the Global Plan of Action for the Conservation, Sustainable Use and Development of Forest Genetic Resources

Review of implementation of the Global Plan of Action

Presentation of the Second Report on the State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources

Micro-organisms
and
invertebrates

Review of work on micro-organisms and invertebrates

Review of work on micro-organisms and invertebrates

 

 

  

Cross-sectorial
matters:

Consideration of draft elements to facilitate domestic implementation of  access and benefit-sharing for different subsectors of genetic resources for food and agriculture

Review of existing access and benefit-sharing instruments and their impact on genetic resources for food and agriculture

 

 

Review implementation of Programme of Work on Climate Change and Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

 

Review and analyze lessons learnt from the implementation of targets and indicators

 

Review of the work of the Commission’s Working Groups on the application and integration of biotechnologies for the conservation and sustainable utilization of genetic resources for food and agriculture

Review of the work of the Commission’s Working Groups on the application and integration of biotechnologies for the conservation and sustainable utilization of genetic resources for food and agriculture


Review of work on biodiversity and nutrition

Progress Report/ Periodic assessment/ Review of the MYPOW

Review of impact of State of the World Reports

Progress Report/ Periodic assessment/ Review of the MYPOW