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Francisco Lopez posted an event

Second High-Level Round Table on the International Treaty at Rio at Rio de Janeiro

June 21, 2012 all day
The event is organised under the patronship of the High Level Task Force of the Benefit-sharing Fund of the ITPGRFA and co-organised by Brazil and Italy.  The Round Table will take place at Rio Centro during the Rio+20 Summit on 21 June and will help to join efforts for a coherent and synergic implementation of the International Treaty.On the basis of the good experience of the First High-Level Round Table we need to further…See More
Jun 20, 2012
Francisco Lopez posted an event

Fourth Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture - Indonesia at Bali, Indonesia

March 7, 2011 to March 11, 2011
The Governing Body is the highest organ of the Treaty as established in Article 19. Composed of representatives of all Contracting Parties, its basic function is to promote the full implementation of the Treaty, including the provision of policy guidance on the implementation of the Treaty. The Fourth Session will take place in Bali in March 2011.
May 5, 2010
Francisco Lopez is now a member of Biodiversity Media Alliance
May 5, 2010

Profile Information

What is your name?
What is your job title?
Information and communication officer
What organisation do you work for?
FAO - Secretariat of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
What aspects of biodiversity are you most interested in?
Access and benefit sharing, Agriculture, Biodiversity targets, CBD negotiations, Communicating biodiversity, Climate change, Ecosystem services, Education, Poverty and biodiversity, Taxonomy, Trade and biodiversity, Traditional knowledge
What languages do you speak?
English, Spanish, French, Italian
Please use this section to introduce yourself in more detail, adding any other relevant information not included in your previous answers. The site administrator will use this answer to decide whether to approve your membership
I am Francisco Lopez and I work as the Information and Communication Officer of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, called also the "Seed Treaty". It is the only international legal instrument promoting the conservation and exchange of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture and recognizes Farmers' Rights. We have a newsletter and a content management system to deal with publications, contacts, news, notifications, submissions from countries and international organizations and other relevant stakeholders.

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