CBCGDF Successfully Held the Third Symposium on Conservation and Benefit Sharing of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture in Beijing
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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, China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) and the Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences jointly organized ‘The Third Symposium on Conservation and Benefit Sharing of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture’ on May 23, 2023 in the International Exchange Center of Vegetable Research Institute of Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences. This meeting was also live streamed online, with a total of 2200 people's participation through live streaming.


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The meeting began at 8:30 a.m. Prof. WANG Zhiling, the vice president of the Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences; Dr. ZHOU Jinfeng, the secretary-general of CBCGDF; Prof. Wang Ren, Former Assistant Director-General of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Professor of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences; and Mr. YAO Chunsheng, GEF Portfolio Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations delivered opening speeches.


Prof. WANG Zhiling


Dr. ZHOU Jinfeng


Prof. Wang Ren


Mr. YAO Chunsheng

Five experts shared their keynote reports.

Firstly, Dr. Kent Nnadozie, Secretary General of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA), gave a keynote report on the topic of 'The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture: Update on Progress & Recent Developments'.


Dr. Kent Nnadozie

Prof. ZHANG Xiaoyong, Professor of Law School of the University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences;Researcher of Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, made a wonderful keynote report on ‘China's accession to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture: opportunities and challenges’.


Prof. ZHANG Xiaoyong

Prof. WANG Zheng from the Vegetable Research Institute of Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry focused on exploring the benefits sharing vegetable germplasm resources and digital sequence information (DSI) in China.


Prof. WANG Zheng

Prof. LONG Chunlin from College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Minzu University of China gave a report on ‘Conservation and ABS of agricultural genetic resources & associated TK: Cases from southwest China’.


Prof. LONG Chunlin

Dr. LI Yiding, Associate Professor of Law School of Guizhou University, introduced: ‘The Dilemma and Breakthrough of Rules on Access and Benefit-sharing to Biological Genetic Resource in China From1.0 mode to 3.0 mode’.


Dr. LI Yiding

At 13:30 in the afternoon, after a brief lunch break, the meeting continued. Four experts shared their keynote reports.

Prof. ZHENG Yongqi, professor of the Institute of Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, made a wonderful keynote report online, discussing in detail about ‘ABS of Forestry & Grassland Plant Genetic Resources: Current status and future trends’.


Dr. Liu Xin, Executive Vice President of Beijing Genomics Institute, shared the importance of genetic resource exchange and sharing for basic research.


Dr. LIU Xin

Dr. WANG Luquan from the College of Humanities and Law of Jiaxing University gave a keynote speech on the theme of " Conservation and Benefit Sharing of Traditional Knowledge Related to Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture’.


Dr. WANG Luquan

Prof. YU Hanzhi from the School of Public Affairs, Zhejiang University gave a keynote speech online, titled " Global governance for digital sequence information on genetic resources: Demand, progress and reforming paths ".


Prof. YU Hanzhi

After the keynote report, two roundtable discussions were held. In the first discussion session, Prof. ZHANG Zongwen from Institute of Crop Science, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences ;Prof. LI Chenggui, President of Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences;Dr. Kent Nadozi, Prof. ZHANG Xiaoyong, and Professor LI Yiding discussed on the theme of " China and International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture ".


The topic of the second roundtable discussion is ‘Digital sequence information on genetic resources for food and agriculture’. Prof. WANG Ren, Prof. LONG Chunlin; Prof. WEN Changlong, Director of Institute of Vegetables, Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences; Prof. LI Yiding and Dr. WANG Luquan shared their opinions.


The symposium aims to serve as a platform for fruitful discussions and valuable insights into the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture. The attending experts recognized the importance of the Convention on Biological Diversity and called for joint efforts to achieve its goals. They exchanged opinions and valuable experiences on the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture, and emphasized the importance of international cooperation and collaboration in the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.

Original Chinese Article: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/c4sVgMseMj9B7t5BM7vmyw

Translator: Sara

Checked by: Daisy

Editor: Sara    

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