Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

 

 

 


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Meeting
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Background Study Papers

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Most documents published by the CGRFA can be accessed from this page. They are in PDF format, and the required software to read them can be downloaded from the Acrobat reader link. In order to obtain the documents that are not available online, please contact the CGRFA Secretariat.
 
Meeting Documents

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Meeting Reports


First Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

June 2007

Second Meeting of the Contact Group for the drafting of the Standard Material Transfer Agreement

April 2006

Open-ended Working Group on the Rules of Procedure and the Financial Rules of the Governing Body, Compliance, and the Funding Strategy

December 2005

First  Meeting of the Contact Group for the Drafting of the Standard Material Transfer Agreement

July 2005

Second Meeting of the CGRFA acting as Interim Committee for the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

November 2004

Tenth Regular Session

November 2004

First Meeting of the Expert Group on the Terms of the Standard Material Transfer Agreement

October 2004

Ninth Regular Session

October 2002

First Meeting of the CGRFA acting as Interim Committee for the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

October 2002

Sixth Extraordinary Session

June 2001

Eighth Regular Session

April 1999

Fifth Extraordinary Session

June 1998

Fourth Extraordinary Session

December 1997

Seventh Regular Session

May 1997

Third Extraordinary Session

December 1996

Second Extraordinary Session

April 1996

Sixth Regular Session

June 1995

First Extraordinary Session

November 1994

Fifth Regular Session
   

April 1993


 
Background Study Papers
Background Study Paper No.1 The appropriation of the benefits of plant genetic resources for agriculture: an economic analysis of the alternative mechanisms for biodiversity conservation
Background Study Paper No.2 Sovereign and property rigths over plant genetic resources
Background Study Paper No.3 Providing Farmers' Rights through in situ conservation of crop genetic resources
Background Study Paper No.4 Identifying genetic resources and their origin: the capabilities and limitations of modern biochemical and legal systems
Background Study Paper No.5 Information on ex situ collections maintained in botanic gardens
Background Study Paper No.6 (Spanish only, with Summary in English and French) Genetic improvements for maintaining diversity in agricultural crops
Background Study Paper No.7 Contribution to the estimation of countries' interdependence in the area of plant genetic resources
Background Study Paper No.8 Access to plant genetic resources and intellectual property rights
Background Study Paper No.9 Recent developments in biotechnology as they relate to plant genetic resources for food and agriculture
Background Study Paper No.10 Recent developments in biotechnology as they relate to animal genetic resources for food and agriculture
Background Study Paper No.11 Nutritional value of some of the crops under discussion in the development of a Multilateral System
Background Study Paper No.12 Crops proposed for the Multilateral System: centres of diversity, locations of ex situ collections, and major producing countries
Background Study Paper No.13 Financing treaty operations and implementation: a survey of mechanisms
Background Study Paper No.14 Transaction costs of germplasm exchange under bilateral agreements
Background Study Paper No.15 Potential impacts of Genetic Use Restriction Technologies (GURTs) on agrobiodiversity and agricultural productions systems
Background Study Paper No.16 A summary and analysis of existing international plant genetic resources networks
Background Study Paper No.17 Recent developments related to biotechnology that are relevant to the analysis of the survey on the Code of Conduct
Background Study Paper No.18 Opportunities for incorporating genetic elements into the management of farm animal diseases: policy issues
Background Study Paper No.19 The role of Law in realising the potential and avoiding the risks of modern biotechnology. Selected issues of relevance to food and agriculture
Background Study Paper No.20 Compliance Building under the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Background Study Paper No.21 The Economics of Farm Animal Genetic Resources Conservation and Sustainable Use: Why is it important and what have we learned?
 
Background Study Paper No.22 Conservation Strategies for Animal Genetic Resources
Background Study Paper No.23 An Analysis of Effectiveness in Plant Genetic Resources Networks
Background Study Paper No.24 The Legal Framework for the Management of Animal Genetic Resources
Background Study Paper No.25 International Arbitration
Background Study Paper No.26 Methods of Expressing Acceptance of the Terms and Conditions of MTAs: Shrink-wrap and click-wrap agreements
Background Study Paper No.27 Commercial practice in the use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture
Background Study Paper No.28 Environmental effects on animal genetic resources
Background Study Paper No.29 Report on the Types of Funding and Assistance and Institutions with Relevant Mandates to the Funding Strategy of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Background Study Paper No.30 Options for Non-monetary Benefit-sharing: An inventory
Background Study Paper No.31 Policy and criteria for the Funding Strategy for the implementation of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Background Study Paper No.32 The impact of disasters and emergencies on animal genetic resources
Background Study Paper No.33 The state of development of biotechnologies as they relate to the management of animal genetic resources and their potential application in developing countries

Other Related Publications

State of the World's Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (comprehensive version)

Global Plan of Action for the Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Code of Conduct for Germplasm Collecting and Transfer

Documents related to:

Code of Conduct on Biotechnology

International Network of Ex Situ Collections under the Auspices of FAO

 


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