Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA)
1983, by resolution 1/85 of the 85th Session of the Council of B-XB0971 - FAO, following recommendations of Conference 1983 (Resolution 9/83). Original title: FAO Commission on Plant Genetic Resources. Mandate broadened and current title adopted, Oct 1995, Rome (Italy), at 28th FAO conference. Previously also referred to as FAO Commission on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CPGRFA). Originally set up as a basic institutional component of H-XF5160 - Global System for the Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Sustainable Agriculture. Adopted its own Rules of Procedures, 2009.
Revised mandate, 1995: cover all aspects of genetic resources relevant to food and agriculture so as to deal in an integrated manner with agro-biodiversity issues, including follow-up of Agenda 21, and reach international consensus in areas of global interest; keep under continuous review all matters relating to policy, programmes and activities of FAO in the area of such resources, including their conservation and sustainable use and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits derived from their use; recommend measures to ensure development of comprehensive global system(s) on such resources; monitor operation of such system(s) in harmony with the Convention on biological diversity; provide an intergovernmental forum to negotiate and oversee other relevant international instruments; facilitate and oversee cooperation between the FAO and other international intergovernmental or nongovernmental bodies dealing with conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources; respond to requests from the 'Conference of Parties to the Convention on biological diversity' and provide information and other services, especially in the areas of early warning systems, global assessment and clearing house facilities.
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Commission meets every 2 years; Secretariat, headed by Secretary; Working Group (meeting annually) comprising 23 member countries and Chair; possible further working groups and interim expert working groups.
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