A blog maintained by Tevita Kete, PGR Officer
Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji Islands
This weblog documents the activities of Pacific Agricultural Genetic Resources Network (PAPGREN), along with other information on plant genetic resources (PGR) in the Pacific.
The myriad varieties found within cultivated plants are fundamental to the present and future productivity of agriculture. PAPGREN, which is coordinated by the Land Resources Division of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), helps Pacific countries and territories to conserve their crop genetic diversity sustainably, with technical assistance from the Bioversity International (BI) and support from NZAID and ACIAR.
SPC also hosts the Centre of Pacific Crops and Trees (CEPaCT). The CEPaCT maintains regional in vitro collections of crops important to the Pacific and carries out research on tissue culture technology. The CEPaCT Adviser is Dr Mary Taylor (MaryT@spc.int), the CEPaCT Curator is Ms Valerie Tuia (ValerieT@spc.int).
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Monday, March 10, 2008
Posted 2:03 PM by Tevita
International rules and procedures in the field of liability and redress for damage arising from transboundary movements of living modified organisms
From : THIRD WORLD NETWORK BIOSAFETY INFORMATION SERVICE
The Fifth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group of Legal and Technical Experts on Liability and Redress in the context of the Protocol will be held from 12-19 March 2008 in Cartagena, Colombia. The Working Group is in the process of elaborating the international rules and procedures in the field of liability and redress for damage arising from transboundary movements of living modified organisms, as mandated by Article 27 of the Protocol.
Greenpeace International has prepared several briefing documents for the meeting:
(1) A backgrounder which provides an overview of the issues. This is intended to supplement the earlier backgrounder and FAQ which were provided at the 4th meeting.
(2) A summary and analysis table, which updates the table provided for the 4th meeting. This is intended to help guide delegates through the Revised Working Draft and its options and act as a kind of table of contents. As before, the table sets out various issues and suggests some answers, in an effort to clarify the process.
(3) A briefing on the need for a fund mechanism for damage caused by LMOs, and its possible function and structure.
(4) A compilation document, which puts all the operating text suggestions by Greenpeace together into one contiguous document.
The backgrounder is reproduced below. All these documents can be found at http://www.biosafety-info.net/meetart.php?mid=23
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