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Ad Hoc Technical Working Group on Access and Benefit-sharing for Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (NRD-802)

Title Ad Hoc Technical Working Group on Access and Benefit-sharing for Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Code NRD-802
Sessions and documents

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Legal Framework
Origin

The Working Group was established by the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture at its 13th Session in July 2011. TERMS OF REFERENCE

Category Cat.1
Purpose

The Working Group shall:

  • identify relevant distinctive features of the different sectors and sub-sectors of genetic resources for food and agriculture requiring distinctive solutions;
  • taking into account the relevant distinctive features identified, develop options to guide and assist countries, upon their request, in developing legislative, administrative and policy measures that accommodate these features; and
  • analyze, as appropriate, possible modalities for addressing access and benefit-sharing for genetic resources for food and agriculture, taking into account the full range of options, including those presented in the Nagoya Protocol.
Number of Members 27
List of Members
  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Brazil
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Cook Islands
  • Ecuador
  • Eritrea
  • Guyana
  • Indonesia
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Lebanon
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Paraguay
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
Document symbol CGRFA/WG-ABS
Contact information/email

Linda.Collette@fao.org

First Session September 2012
Pattern of sessions 2012
Remarks

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