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Date

Feb 16 2021
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

FRUIT AND VEGETABLE GENETIC DIVERSITY: THE STATUS AND CHALLENGES OF CONSERVATION, EXCHANGE AND USE

INTERNATIONAL PANEL
with the sponsorship of the Government of Italy
16 February 2021, 1:00–4:00 p.m. (CEST)

PROGRAMME

1:00–1:15 Opening of the meeting
Ismahane Elouafi, Chief Scientist, FAO
Peter Crane, Chair of the Executive Board, Global Crop Diversity Trust
Graziella Romito, Head of the International Affairs Unit, Ministry of Agriculture, Italy

1:15–2:00 Status of fruit and vegetable genetic resources: a global overview
Moderator: Ismahane Elouafi
Colin Khoury, Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
Esteban Hernandez Bermejo, Universidad de Cordoba (Spain)
Roger Leakey, International Tree Foundation
Alice Ingabire, Access to Seeds Index

2:00–2:45 Perspective from Treaty stakeholders
Moderator: Kent Nnadozie, Secretary, International Treaty
Anneke Kamp, Group Manager Communication and Public Affairs, Rijk Zwaan
Jorge Canhoto, International Society for Horticultural Science
Tanmay Joshi Sunanda, International Planning Committee, Civil Society
Roberto Ugas, IFOAM

2:45–3:15 Horticultural crops: experiences and challenges in the conservation, sharing and use
of plant genetic resources
Moderator: Luigi Guarino, Director of Science, Global Crop Diversity Trust
Enoch G. Achigan-Dako, University of Abomey-Calavi Cotonou (Benin)
Rob van Treuren, Centre for Genetic Resources (The Netherlands)
Jennifer McConnell & Jeremy Turkington, Irish Seed Savers (Ireland)

3:15–4:00 Fruit trees: experiences and challenges in the conservation, sharing and use of plant
genetic resources

Moderator: Bonnie Furman, Agricultural Officer, Seeds and Plant Genetic Resources, NSP, FAO
Gayle Volk, USDA National Plant Germplasm System (United States of America)
Renerio P Gentallan, Jr, University of the Philippines Los Baños (The Philippines)
Ramni Jamnadass, World Agroforestry
William Solano, The Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center
Lamis Chalak, The Lebanese University (Lebanon)

4:00 Wrap-up and closing of the meeting