Paro: A capacity building tandem workshop on “Mutually Implementation of Nagoya Protocol (NP) and the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) was organised on September 29 at Metta Resort.
The workshop was to build national capacity and share knowledge on mutually supportive implementation interface between the NP and ITPGRFA in the context of broader national policy goals as well as to identify the core issues of the interface of the ITPGRFA and the NP. Presentations on seed system, ways to strengthen national capacity to implement the ITPGRFA and mutually supportive implementation of the Plant Treaty and Nagoya Protocol were one of the workshop highlights which were followed by case studies.
Twenty three participants from the Department of Agriculture, Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority, Bhutan Alpine Seeds, Department of Forest and Park Services, ARDC Yusipang, ARDC Bajo, Legal Unit-MoAF, Royal University of Bhutan, UNDP CO, College of Natural Resources and National Biodiversity Centre attended the workshop.
The National Biodiversity Centre and Bioversity International organised the workshop. It was facilitated by Dr. Ronnie Vernooy, Genetic Resources Policy Specialist, Bioversity International with fund support from the Nagoya Protocol Implementation Framework Project and Bioversity International.
Submitted by National Biodiversity Centre
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