The Third Symposium on the Protection and Benefit Sharing of Plant Genetic Resources in Food and Agriculture Be Held on May 23, 2023
2023/5/17 16:12:00 本站

Wild plant genetic resources for food and agriculture serve as the foundation for human survival, and their protection and sustainable use are crucial. In order to conserve and ensure the sustainable use of all plant genetic resources for food and agriculture, and to fairly and equitably share the benefits arising from their use, the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) and the Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences will jointly organize a symposium on May 23, 2023 in Beijing. This symposium is also the third symposium following the 2nd “Conservation and Benefit Sharing of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and Agricultural Biodiversity focusing on post-2020 Agricultural Biodiversity” held in July 2019.

The symposium aims to bring together experts, scholars, policy-makers, private sector and field practitioners, from relevant fields to exchange ideas and experiences on the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.  The discussions centers on the importance of conserving plant genetic resources and ensuring their sustainable use, as well as the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from their use.

Participants acknowledges that plant genetic resources are not only essential for food security but also play a critical role in sustainable agriculture and environmental protection. The symposium highlights the need for effective management and utilization of these resources to promote sustainable development.

The symposium also emphasizes the importance of international cooperation and collaboration in the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture. Participants recognizes the significance of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and called for joint efforts to implement its objectives, especially in the background that the CBD COP15 witnessed the new-born Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework.

  1. TITLE

The Third Symposium on Conservation and Benefit Sharing of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

  • ORGANIZERS  

  • China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF)

  • Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences

  • TIME & VENUE

Time: May 23, 2023

Venue: Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, International Exchange Center of Vegetable Research Institute

4. Tentative Agenda

  1. Opening Remarks(8:30~8:50)

  2. Keynote speeches and discussion: (8:50~11:30)

  3. Conclusion of morning session (11:30~11:40)

  4. Lunch (11:40~13:30)

  5. Keynote speeches (13:30~14:25)

  6. Roundtable Discussion : China and International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture(14:25~15:25)

  7. Roundtable Discussion : Digital sequence information on genetic resources for food and agriculture(15:25~16:25)

  8. Conclusion of afternoon session (16:25~16:30)

We are expecting participation of experts and professionals. Please feel free to contact below emails for further information.

Ms. Song: 17319454776, email: v25@cbcgdf.org

Ms. Xu: 18910282583, email: v90@cbcgdf.org

Original Chinese Article: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/U9Yy4CjKih4JtrfWCK3TfQ

Translator: Sara

Checked by: Daisy

Editor: Sara    

Contact: v10@cbcgdf.org; +8617319454776

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