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Synergies between ITPGRFA and Convention on Biological Diversity - “Conservation and Benefit Sharing of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, Focusing on Agricultural Biodiversity After 2020” Seminar

08/03/2019

On March 4th, the Seminar themed on “Conservation and Benefit Sharing of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, Focusing on Agricultural Biodiversity After 2020” co-organized by CBCGDF and Beijing Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences (BAAFS) as held in Beijing as scheduled. Representatives attending the event were from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, heads of relevant departments of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, heads from CBCGDF and BAAFS, as well as representatives from scientific research institutions and universities such as Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI), Beijing Forestry University, China Agricultural University, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, etc.

Mr. Xie Boyang, State Council Counselor, head of CBCGDF, former Vice Chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, Mr. Lv Keqin, CBCGDF expert, Major General of the Air Force, Mr. Zhang Yanqiu, Director of Bureau of Seed Management of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Mr. Kent Nnadozie, Secretary of FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA), Dr. Vincent Martin, FAO Representative in China and DPR Korea attended the meeting and delivered keynote speeches.

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