Montreal/Rome 18 July 2011. The Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture of the Food and Agriculture Organization and the Convention on Biological Diversity will strengthen their collaboration for achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, through common actions that will preserve biodiversity for food and agriculture around the world.
In his statement, Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary to the Convention on Biological Diversity, said: “With biodiversity continuing to be lost at an unprecedented rate, strengthening collaboration is imperative between the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Commission to address complex issues. As you know, the UN General Assembly has declared 2011-2020 the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity to follow up on the success of the Nagoya Biodiversity Summit. Now is the time to capitalize on this momentum.”