|Last updated: 07/10/2015|
The Secretary of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture reports regularly to sessions of the Treaty on the implementation of relevant components of the Commission’s Multi-Year Programme of Work, in particular the supporting components of the Treaty that are under the Commission’s aegis, including The State of the World’s Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and the Second Global Plan of Action for Plant Genetic Resources for food and Agriculture. This report, prepared by the Commission Secretariat in close collaboration with the responsible technical departments of FAO, focusses on the work of the Commission and activities carried out since the Fifth Session of the Governing Body, in particular activities that are relevant to plant genetic resources for food and agriculture and the supporting components of the Treaty.
Climate change presents unprecedented challenges for global food production. Rising temperatures, water-scarcity and increased occurrence of droughts and floods are likely to precipitate further problems such as rising soil salinity and the emergence of new crop pests and diseases. Unless we are able to develop food crops that can tolerate these stresses we risk the breakdown of global food systems and the very serious consequences that this will have for agricultural productivity and food security, particularly for the poorer sections of society.
Me complace informarle que la IV Mesa Redonda de Alto Nivel sobre el Tratado Internacional "El Tratado Internacional, el Cambio Climático y la Seguridad Alimentaria", se llevará a cabo en Nueva York, bajo el patrocinio del Excmo. Dr. Fuad bin Jaafar Al-Sajwani, Ministro de Agricultura y Pesca del Sultanía de Omán, el 24 de septiembre de 2014 en ocasión de la 69 ª Sesión de la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas.
J’ai le plaisir de vous informer que la Quatrième table ronde de haut niveau sur le Traité international, ‘Le Traité international, le Changement climatique et la Sécurité alimentaire’, aura lieu à New York sous le patronage de S.E. le Dr. Fuad Bin Jafaar Al-Sajwani, Ministre de l’Agriculture et des Pêches du Sultanat d’Oman, le 24 Septembre 2014 à l’occasion de la 69e Assemblée Générale des Nations Unies et du Sommet sur le ‘Changement climatique’ du Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies.
I am pleased to inform you that the Fourth High-Level Round Table on the International Treaty, “The International Treaty, Climate Change and Food Security,” will take place in New York under the patronage of H.E. Dr Fuad bin Jafaar Al-Sajwani, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Wealth, Sultanate of Oman, on 24 September 2014 in New York on the occasion of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly and the United Nations Secretary General’s Climate Change Summit.
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 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
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. Link to the pdf: Agrobiodiversité Oasis Gafsa
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.
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.