Wednesday 15 May 2024 13:15 GMT+3
CR-9 - Africa
23-24 September 2024

Biodiversity for food and agriculture is among the Earth’s most important resources. Thousands of species and their genetic variability make up the web of life and are indispensable to adapt to new conditions, including climate change. The Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is committed to conserving biodiversity for food and agriculture and promotes its sustainable use for food security and human well-being and development worldwide, for current and future generations.


The Commission, at its 19th Regular Session, reviewed and simplified a voluntary questionnaire on genetic resources for food and agriculture (GRFA) and climate change. It requested the Secretariat to finalize and s...

Aquaculture is the world's fastest growing food sector and over half of aquatic food is farmed. However, producing and accessing adequate quantities of good quality seed remains a challenge constraining the growth of sustainable aquaculture in many developing countries.
40 Years of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Our food depends on a multitude of species and ecosystems, and on a wide range of within-species genetic diversity. But right now this biodiversity...

Diversity of Animal Genetic Resources

More than 2 400 livestock breeds are at risk of extinction, while 600 are already extinct, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)....