Exploratory fact-finding scoping study on "digital sequence information" on genetic resources for food and agriculture (2018)
1. The Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (Commission), at its Sixteenth Regular Session, established a new work stream on “digital sequence information” (“DSI”) on genetic resources for food and agriculture (GRFA) and requested the Secretariat to prepare, subject to the availability of the necessary resources, an exploratory fact-finding scoping study on “DSI” on GRFA (the Study) to provide information on, inter alia, terminology used in this area, actors involved with “DSI” on GRFA, and the types and extent of uses of “DSI” on GRFA, such as: • characterization, • breeding and genetic improvement, • conservation, and • identification of GRFA, as well as on relevance of “DSI” on GRFA for food security and nutrition, in order to facilitate consideration by the Commission of the implications of the use of “DSI” on GRFA for the conservation and sustainable use of GRFA, including exchange, access and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from their use. 2. The present document provides some background to the preparation of the Study and summarizes its key observations. It then discusses ways and means the Commission may wish to consider in further exploring the relevance of “DSI” on GRFA to the conservation and sustainable use of the different subsectors of GRFA and its implications for the sharing of benefits derived from GRFA and/or “DSI” on GRFA.
CitationHeinemann J, Coray DS, Thaler DS (2018). Exploratory fact-finding scoping study on "digital sequence information" on genetic resources for food and agriculture. UN FAO. Rome. Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. UN FAO.
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