Qatar Participates in Meeting of Governing Body of ITPGRFA
29 September 2022

Qatar Participates in Meeting of Governing Body of ITPGRFA

New Delhi, September 29 (QNA) -The State of Qatar, represented by the Ministry of Municipality, has participated in the sixth-day 9th session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on the Plant Genetic Resources of the Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) that was convened in the Indian capital New Delhi. Director of Agricultural Research Department at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment Hamad Saket Al Shammari headed the ministry's delegation to the meeting, which discussed the treaty's items that were discussed at the preparatory meeting held in Cairo, where its decisions were approved by the Near East Region. The items that were discussed included the positions of Near East countries on the report of the Standing Committee on the Funding Strategy and Resource Mobilization to the 9th Session of the Governing Body, Global Land Information System (GLIS), Draft Capacity Development Strategy for the international treaty 2023-2030, report of the Ad Hoc Technical Committee on Conservation and Sustainable Use of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, positions of the Near East countries on the report of the Technical Expert Group on Farmers' Rights, in addition to the procedures of co-opting and appointing the secretary of the Governing Body of the International Treaty. (QNA)