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  • Pastoral Strategic Action Plan for Semi Desert and Low Rainfall Savanna Sudan (2014-2024)

    Document type: Book

    This Strategic Action will be operating in two areas: (i) Butana of Kassala State, in eastern Sudan, representing the Semi-desert Zone and (ii) Elodaya of North Kordofan State, in western Sudan, representing the Low Rainfall Savanna Zone. The overall objective of this SAP is to develop and implement strategies for the conservation and sustainable use of forages genetic resources in order to build resilience of pastoralists and agro-pastoralists communities in the face of climate change and to ensure their food security


  • Strategic Action Plan for the conservation, use and shared management of agrobiodiversity in the semi-arid region of Minas Gerais as a strategy for traditional peoples and communities to adapt to climate change and achieve food sovereignty

    Document type: Book

    Strategic Action Plan has been developed by the Alternative Agriculture Center of Northern Minas Gera is (CAA/NM), a Brazilian NGO that has been working for the past 25 years on issues related to the conservation and sustainable use of PGRFA, as well as on recognition of the value of traditional knowledge and community practices.It covers the period from 2014 to 2020 and will be carried out in 80 municipalities of the semi-arid region of Minas Gerais. All the activities proposed by the Plan have been grouped into five focus areas: (i) Integrity of territories and of cultural and ecological landscapes, (ii) Adaptation to climate change, (iii) Use and conservation of agrobiodiversity (iv) Public policies and regulatory framework and (v) Organization, participation and stronger institutio


  • Strategic action plan for community management of plant genetic resources in the GAFSA oasis

    Document type: Book

    The Historic GAFSA is a biodiversity laboratory that has been included by FAO in the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS) that currently consists of six world pilot sites. This particularly oasis is also the focal point of this BSF project. This Strategic Action Plan has developed a national strategy for the conservation and sustainable management of agro-biodiversity of GIAHS in the historical Gafsa oasis in Tunisia. It includes the development of institutional mechanisms at the local, national and regional levels for the integrated management of PGRFA with the ultimate goal of adapting the genetic resources in the oasis ecosystem to climate change challenges. A participatory strategy and awareness-raising programme has been elaborated and shared among stakeholders, local communities and general public involved in project activities on the formulation of national and regional development plans for adapting the oasis agriculture to climate change. Coordinated by Habib Ben Amor.


  • Strategic action plan to strengthen conservation and use of Mesoamerican plant genetic resources in adapting agriculture to climate change 2014-2024

    Document type: Book

    The Strategic Action Plan to Strengthen the Conservation and Use of Mesoamerican Plant Genetic Resources in Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change (SAPM) is a ten-year road map to strengthen conservation, access and use of plant genetic resources in Mesoamerica, as a strategic element for food security and agricultural adaptation to climate change and other threats. The countries involved are Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. The SAPM comprises the following six thematic components and activities: (1) conservation (2) the sustainable use (3) institutional and policies; (4) education and capacity-building (5) operational (6) financial. The thematic components are all interconnected and implementation of the Action Plan is foreseen in an integrated manner. This Strategic Action Plan has been formulated using a methodology that combines the analysis of scientific evidence on the current state of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA) in the region, and of climate change challenges and opportunities, and a broad participatory process involving regional stakeholders. The CAC at its Ordinary Meeting of Ministers held in Panama City, on 1 and 2 August 2013, agreed to support this SAPM. CAC urged and instructed its Executive Secretariat to facilitate the link between the SAPM and its Technical Group on Climate Change and Integrated Risk Management, SICTA3 and other similar initiatives in the framework of CAC.


  • A National Strategic Action Plan for the food crop genetic resources management to adapt to climate change in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

    Document type: Book

    The “National Strategic Action Plan for the Food Crop Genetic Resources Management to Adapt to Climate Change in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea”(SAP), is based on the comprehensive analysis of the different factors that have a bearing on the management of the genetic resources of rice, maize, wheat, barley and potato which aggregately supply a large proportion of national food production: the geographical and socio-economic conditions, agro-ecological conditions, current status of national crop production, the current and prospected statuses of world and in-country climate change, the national and global activities to adapt to climate change in the field of crop genetic resources management, and the current status of the genetic resources management for the target crops the comprehensive analyses of the current climate change occurring both in our country and the world, the current status of and worldwide trends in the management of rice, maize, wheat, barley and potato genetic resources. The SAP was also developed in such a way as for it to be in compliance with the “Convention on Biodiversity” (CBD), “International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture”, “Global Plan of Action for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture”(GPA), and other relevant international agreements now in force. Eleven specific action plans were formulated and integrated into the NSAP.


  • Invitation to complete two questionnaires - Synergies Project UNEP

    Document type: Notification

    UNEP would appreciate responses to this questionnaire by the end of 6 June 2014, in order to prepare an analysis as a basis for discussion at a workshop later in the year. This UNEP project is concerned with coherence and synergy in implementing the global biodiversity-related conventions.

  • Report on Cooperation with the Convention on Biological Diversity

    Document type: Meeting

    As requested by the Governing Body, this document contains a summary of the efforts and initiatives to enhance cooperation with the CBD since the Fourth Session of the Governing Body, and a selection of the most relevant outcomes of the eleventh Conference of the Parties to the CBD, for consideration and guidance by the Governing Body. In this regard, possible elements of a Resolution are provided.


  • Consumers

    Document type: Book Chapter

    The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA or the Treaty) stands as a tool of governance of plant resources that is, ‘the genetic material of plant origin with effective or potential value for food and agriculture’ designed to respond at a global level to the objectives of economic solidarity and environmental sustainability. At first glance it could seem to be a matter between governments and farmers: in fact the Treaty, after stating in the Preamble that the contracting parties are convinced of the special nature of plant genetic resources, goes on to recognize that these resources are ‘the raw material indispensable for crop genetic improvement, whether by means of farmers’ selection, classical plant breeding or modern biotechnologies’, affirming that ‘the past, present and future contributions of farmers in all regions of the world, particularly those in centres of origin and diversity, in conserving, improving and making available these resources, is the basis of Farmers’ Rights’ (see Annex 3 of this book for details on the main provisions of the Treaty).