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Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Title Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Code AGA-712
Sessions and documents

View documents of the ITWG on Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Legal Framework
Origin

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.

Statutes

STATUTES

Category Cat. 1
Purpose

Established by the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, the Working Group shall:

  • review the situation and issues related to agrobiodiversity in the area of animal genetic resources for food and agriculture and advise and make recommendations to the Commission on these matters;
  • consider the progress made in implementing the Commission's programme of work on animal genetic resources for food and agriculture as well as any other matters referred to the Working Group by the Commission;
  • report to the Commission on its activities.

In order for the Working Group to carry out this mandate, the Commission will assign specific tasks to the Working Group.

Membership

The Members of the Working Group shall be elected at each regular session of the Commission and serve until the next regular session of the Commission. They will be eligible for re-election.

Number of Members 27
Current term of office 2013-2015
List of Members
  • Argentina
  • Bhutan
  • Brazil
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Eritrea
  • Fiji
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Iraq
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • Qatar
  • Slovenia
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • United States of America
Languages Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish
Document symbol CGRFA/WG-AnGR
Frequency of Sessions The meetings of the Working Group are held when required and no more than once annually.
Division Animal Production and Health Division (AGA)
Contact information/email

Irene.Hoffmann@fao.org

Web site

Information available on the following web sites:

First Session September 1998
Pattern of sessions 1998, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2012
Remarks

Subsidiary Body of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA)