Working Group (ITWG) on Animal Genetic Resources (AGR) for Food and Agriculture

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India has been elected as the Vice-Chair of the 12th session of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group (ITWG) on Animal Genetic Resources (AGR) to be held in Rome during January 18-20, 2023.

An overview of the news

  • Dr. BN Tripathi, Deputy Director General (Animal Science) and National Coordinator, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) chaired the session and acted as ambassador.

  • This working group was formed by the FAO's Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA).

  • The task of this group is to review technical issues, advise and submit recommendations to the Commission and implement the Commission's program relating to AGR at the global level.

  • The 12th session of the ITWG reviewed the implementation of the Global Action Plan for Animal Genetic Resources, monitoring ANGR diversity and preparation of the third country report.

  • The Global National Coordinators' Workshop prior to the ITWG session was held in Rome on January 16-17, 2023.

FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization)

  • The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is a specialised agency of the United Nations that studies agricultural production, forestry and research related to agricultural marketing.

  • Establishment - 1945

  • Headquarters – Rome (Italy)

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