2013, March 28th
The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA)
ABSTRACT FAO and the new Strategic Objectives; crops and food security; the objective and policy relevance of the ITPGRFA; the role of Farmers; the meaning of Sustainable use in agriculture; Relevance of the Treaty for Addressing Climate Change
SEED SPEAKER: Dr. Mario Marino Short bio
Mario MARINO has graduated on 1990 as Agronomist at the University La Tuscia, Viterbo –Italy and obtained his PhD in agro-biology and agro-chemistry on 2009 at the University Federico II of Naples. He worked as officer in the rural development department at the Ministry of Agriculture in the seed unit on certification and control of seed quality standards. He was in charge of the agro-environmental unit in the same Ministry. He has been working at FAO in 2008 in the Secretariat of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture as Officer, in charge to : coordinate the capacity building programs of the Treaty; plan and monitor the Programme of work on conservation and sustainable use of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture; support, on behalf of the Secretariat, the implementation of the Farmers' Rights.
CORNER SPEAKER: Jenny Calabrese