The report and further documents of the First Session of the Ad Hoc Technical Working Group on Access and Benefit-Sharing for Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture in Longyearbyen (Svalbard, Norway,11-13 September 2012) are now available on the FAO website. Please find further information following the link above.
The 13th Session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture endorsed the guidelines "Cryoconservation of Animal Genetic Resources" in July 2012 and encouraged countries to make full use of these guidelines. It requested FAO to publish the guidelines and distribute them widely. Please find a copy for download following the link above.
The Slovak translation of the "Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources and the Interlaken Declaration" has been completed and published by arrangement with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations with the Animal Production Research Centre Nitra. The electronic version of the document is available following the link above.
National Coordinators for Animal Genetic Resources in Europe met for the 18th Assembly in Bratislava, Slovakia on 25th and 26th August 2012. All presentations can now be found on the meetings site.
The FAO working documents for the ITWG AnGR in October are now available in English, see llink above. ERFP National Coordinators are invited to comment on the working documents (agenda items 3-8) to the NCs who volunteered to draft ERG statements. Further details in the mail circulated by Denmark's NC, Helle Palmö.
The documents for the 1st Session of the Ad Hoc Technical Working Group on Access and Benefit-Sharing for Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture are now available at the Commission's webpage. Please follow the link above.