Announcement of a publication
Biodiversity and the ecosystem approach in agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Ninth Regular Session of the Commission
on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
These Proceedings result from the Satellite Event on Biodiversity and the Ecosystem Approach in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries held on the occasion of the Ninth Regular Session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture held in Rome, 12-13 October 2002.
The event was organized by the FAO Inter-Departmental Working Group on Biological Diversity for Food and Agriculture in support of the recommendation of the Seventh Session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, which mentioned that "countries were encouraged to develop strategies, programmes and plans for agro-biodiversity in conformity with an ecosystem approach". The meeting was supported by FAO's Priority Area for Interdisciplinary Action on Biological Diversity and by the FAO/Netherlands Partnership Programme.
More specifically, the meeting aimed at improving awareness about the importance of biological diversity, through concrete cases from around the world, and at supporting the integration of the ecosystem approach applied to all types of production systems and policies and within biodiversity programmes and plans.
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