7th session of the ITWG-AnGR

The 7th session of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Animal Genetic Resources (ITWG-AnGR) is meeting at FAO in Rome from 24-26th October. Agenda-items include the preparation of the second report on the state of the world’s animal genetic resources, the role of small-scale livestock keepers, and Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS). A special side-event took place on 24th on the subject of Biocultural Community Protocols and ABS which was hosted by the Dutch and the Brasilian governments. The LPP/LIFE Network presentation can be downloaded here. The others should become available soon.

A press release by FAO emphasizes that indigenous breeds are crucial for food security and “small-scale livestock keepers” are a separate agenda-item!