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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